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Fractals Forever

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Remember that you must at all costs remain self-similar..I call it virtual synchronicity or a fractal alignment (I'm not the only one).
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  1. Producer๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    beBee Dairies! beBee meet up with the lovely Savvy Raj!
    beBee Dairies! beBee meet up with the lovely Savvy Raj!Pure bliss I know not why,There was no reason to shy,I heard a voice on the phone,A nostalgic feeling of talking to a best friend after years!She sounds like music,Talks like a teacher,Dances like a peacock,Cares like a mother.I've heard a saying...
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    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    10/11/2017 #19 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    How wonderful to meet face to face.
    Debasish Majumder
    07/11/2017 #18 Debasish Majumder
    lovely poem @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the share.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    06/11/2017 #16 Tausif Mundrawala
    It would be a wonderful experience meeting our fellow bees in person. How lucky your'll both are that your'll got to know each other well. I wish both of you luck in your future endeavors, my friends @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams View more
    It would be a wonderful experience meeting our fellow bees in person. How lucky your'll both are that your'll got to know each other well. I wish both of you luck in your future endeavors, my friends @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams and @Savvy Raj Close
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    06/11/2017 #15 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #14 Thank you, @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador we had a great time meeting up :)
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    05/11/2017 #14 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    The beauty of a virtual relationship become one of reality with beBee being the starting common denominator. Two of loveliest bees meet in Dubai is awesome!
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    05/11/2017 #13 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #12 @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich I'm going to have to write a book after meeting you :)
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    05/11/2017 #12 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    "Words build trust to bring down walls." What a profound sentence to recap a meeting of two heart-centered souls.

    Love everything about your meeting with @Savvy Raj, @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams and what a joyous memory, captured and shared for all to participate in.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    05/11/2017 #11 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #10 Thank you, @David B. Grinberg, You are a great motivator and a living symbol of I believe in the power of I can. I'm proud to learn from you and will be super excited to meet you :) I've learnt alot about SMM from especially you and many other bees. Plan you Dubai Dairies soon. Perhaps you may come as an advisor for Strategic Communications and as a Social Media Strategist. Thank you for having our back on behalf of all the women on beBee :)
    David B. Grinberg
    05/11/2017 #10 David B. Grinberg
    Wow, what a beautifully moving piece of poetry, Fatima. That's great that you and @Savvy Raj had a chance to meet up in person. You are both amazing women for whom I have the utmost respect and admiration (for too many reasons to list here).
    If only today's technology could create futuristic teleportation (like in Star Trek), I would beam myself up/down to meet all the wonderful bees worldwide. You and Savvy would BEE buzzing on the top of my list, of course!
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    05/11/2017 #9 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #7 @Savvy Raj Thank you, my dear for taking time to meet me :)
    Savvy Raj
    05/11/2017 #7 Savvy Raj
    Truly touched by love and goodwill Thank you @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    Savvy Raj
    05/11/2017 #6 Savvy Raj
    In the little time we shared, the heartconnects that move beyond words were established that day
    Sensing the connects that only a listening ear and a loving heart can lend..
    And the feeling is totally likewise ... my dear friend... I am pretty sure you already know that!
    Thank you dear @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams for this heartwarming dedication to me in verses that you shared here on Bebee.
    Thank you @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee for sharing this across as these meet and greets are wha Bebee truly stands for, to all those who take time to share and care here... a direct connect between people to share their passions amidst the purpose .
    Cyndi wilkins
    05/11/2017 #5 Cyndi wilkins
    #3 Sounds like your system got at shot at the oxygen bar today @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams;-)
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    04/11/2017 #3 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #1 #2 Thank you meeting @Savvy Raj was a pleasure beyond words can tell. I can't wait to meet my soul sister @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich and @Cyndi wilkins
    @Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee and many many more bees including you ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    04/11/2017 #2 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    A great buzz from a great bee @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams to a truly deserving bee @Savvy Raj.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    04/11/2017 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Finally, friendship endorsed with cheery meeting!
  2. ProducerIan Weinberg

    Ian Weinberg

    15/11/2017
    Reflections of a mirror
    Reflections of a mirrorDid it ever occur to you how you made that choice of โ€˜Aโ€™ over โ€˜Bโ€™ and how you had to live with the consequences of your choice? The choice was made in the very front of your brain, the pre-frontal cortex (PFC), which sits just under your...
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    Ken Boddie
    19/11/2017 #25 Ken Boddie
    #23 Iโ€™m guessing that your integrating amygdalae mates are twins, Ian, and hence hard to differentiate. I also assume that theyโ€™re big heavies which would explain why they reside on the hippocampus? ๐Ÿคฃ
    Jerry Fletcher
    18/11/2017 #24 Jerry Fletcher
    Thanks, Ian. Read it. Paused. Added it to the miscellaneous items in the little grey cell files on the subject. Substantiating data from a surgeon for some of the psychological test data is hard to come by especially in a form a non-medic can understand.
    Ian Weinberg
    17/11/2017 #23 Ian Weinberg
    #21 and if anyone roughs you up @Ken Boddie just give me a call and I'll come over with my pair of amygdalae !
    Ken Boddie
    17/11/2017 #21 Ken Boddie
    I just love your 'brain mechanics for non-medics', Ian. I am a wiser man yet again, after reading your enlightening and Particularly Functional Composition (PFC). ๐Ÿ’ก
    So, next time the local grammar school's Parents and Friends Committee (PFC) ask me to volunteer for a task that puts me outside my comfort zone, or my eco-electrician suggests that I need a Power Factor Correction (PFC) which threatens to put my wallet outside its comfort zone, or I am told by a US secret service Private First Class (PFC) to clear the way for one of his nation's dignitaries visiting Oz, hence threatening to move my body away from its rightful resting zone, I'll tell them all to let me be, as I'm incapable of making an unbiased decision, thanks to my own PFC. I'll then blame it all on Rupert Murdoch and Michael Bloomberg. ๐Ÿคฅ
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/11/2017 #20 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Dear @Ian Weinberg great article sharing the neuroscience science of choice and the power of the pause. Your medical and scientific knowledge supports my language bed experience. I shared the difference the pause makes in one of my articles. thanks For sharing your knowledge.
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@deb-lange/press-pause-and-sense-a-moment-in-a-conversation
    Cyndi wilkins
    16/11/2017 #19 Cyndi wilkins
    #16 Honored to take part in your neuronal activity @Ian Weinberg;-)
    Ian Weinberg
    16/11/2017 #18 Ian Weinberg
    #17 Thanks for that @Gert. Mooi bly!
    Gert Scholtz
    16/11/2017 #17 Gert Scholtz
    @Ian Weinberg Fascinating article Ian! Especially how we sometimes make choices and decisions prior to actual awareness of the choice being made. So much more reason to pause and eliminate the trio of impediments: generalization, deletion and distortion. The pause is often overridden or disturbed at least, by automated responses, inherent cognitive biases, emotional triggers, and perceived time pressure - to name a few. If we can "mind the gap" more and in a more accentuated way - then as you say "Neutralizing deletion and distortion and its negative consequences requires commitment to authenticity no matter what the price. Additionally therefore, a generous helping of courage is also necessary." Once again, a very intriguing post Ian - thank you.
    Ian Weinberg
    16/11/2017 #16 Ian Weinberg
    #13 Thanks @Cyndi wilkins I had you and @Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee in mind when I wrote that.
    Ian Weinberg
    16/11/2017 #15 Ian Weinberg
    #12 Thanks @Sara Jacobovici Over to you to work your magic now.
    Lyon Brave
    16/11/2017 #14 Lyon Brave
    emotive words like calling someine baby to get them to start thinking about being your love interest
    Cyndi wilkins
    16/11/2017 #13 Cyndi wilkins
    "Uttering certain emotive words and carrying out specific actions can trigger the appropriate neuronal integrations within us. Hence the positive power of enhanced laughter, powerful phrases and mantraโ€™s and driven motor activity."

    This is the root composition of mind/body medicine... By offsetting negatively charged energy with regular practice of positively charged reinforcement techniques, we significantly influence the health of our inner (psychological) and outer (physiological) worlds and our experiences of them.
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/11/2017 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    Another classic @Ian Weinberg post. You make me think and you put me to work. My response needs to be be written "Outside the comment box." Thanks for the post and for the discussion it generated. My circuits must be working well as I made a good choice in reading this post.
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/11/2017 #11 Sara Jacobovici
    #5 Looking forward to "another time" @Ian Weinberg. No pressure, just hope it's soon.
    Ian Weinberg
    15/11/2017 #10 Ian Weinberg
    Thanks for sharing @Gert Scholtz
    Ian Weinberg
    15/11/2017 #9 Ian Weinberg
    #7 And also thanks for sharing Phil.
    Ian Weinberg
    15/11/2017 #8 Ian Weinberg
    #7 Thanks @Phil Friedman
    Phil Friedman
    15/11/2017 #7 Phil Friedman
    I appreciate, @Ian Weinberg, how you link the brain physiology to the historical model of "mind" in the context of decision and judgment. Without bickering about questions concerning the mind-body connection, I think it is safe to conclude that you see physical evidence for what we call in the "mind" model the value of deliberation, questioning of assumptions and presumptions, and avoidance of rush to judgment. In other words, the primacy of maintaining reason and rationality. Nice piece, indeed, fascinating. Cheers!
    Ian Weinberg
    15/11/2017 #6 Ian Weinberg
    #3 Thanks @Harvey Lloyd would be great to get together with you and Randy some day over a single malt or 2.
  3. ProducerLisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Hashtag, MeToo!  A Letter To My Former Boss
    Hashtag, MeToo! A Letter To My Former BossImage Source:ย https://www.dreamstime.comI was so excited when I accepted the position you offered me. You 'appeared' to be professional and quite friendly, that is, until you began to show your true colors.I'm guessing that your own job title (THE...
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    Ken Boddie
    19/11/2017 #18 Ken Boddie
    Hey, Lisa .....
    I can easily tell,
    This boss from hell,
    Was an unruly bully,
    And a creep as well.
    It appears to me,
    We can all agree,
    This bottom feeder,
    Sure ainโ€™t no leader.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/11/2017 #17 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I don't understand how few men degrade themselves to this level. If they can not manage their "hands" touching others how they could even manage themselves?!!!
    You went through a hard experience @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher View more
    I don't understand how few men degrade themselves to this level. If they can not manage their "hands" touching others how they could even manage themselves?!!!
    You went through a hard experience @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher and emerged as victorious. Only if the battle was with a worthy man Close
    Cyndi wilkins
    19/11/2017 #16 Cyndi wilkins
    Rock on @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher...Me Too...I was eleven...Not an age where standing up for yourself is an option:-(
    Joel Anderson
    19/11/2017 #15 Joel Anderson
    Bravo.
    Pascal Derrien
    19/11/2017 #14 Pascal Derrien
    I am quite perturbed by the behaviours of many reps from my gender, I am sorry this has happened to you and other ladies :-(
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    19/11/2017 #13 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #10 Hi @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, don't feel sad (easy to say eh?) But, honestly, I'm not sad anymore. I think a bit angry that I never told anyone and held it in for so long. I'm just happy that it wasn't worse, it sure could have been, considering all the stories we hear. Even with the 18 year old that pinned me down.. he weighed like 200 lbs, all muscle and was about 6'1. I was scared shitless when that happened. Thank God for my good male friend who hid in the bushes that night.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    19/11/2017 #12 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #9 David B. Grinberg, thank you for your input, you made a lot of valid points. I want to believe that if this had happened to me today, I would have reported him. Amazing what fear can do- I think many women feel in a situation like mine, that they can deal with it. Also, I truly believe that many women feel others won't believe them. In the case of my ex-boss,he was very good friends with the Director of Human Resources.

    David, than you for being such a strong voice for women and others, you are a champion my friend.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    19/11/2017 #11 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #7 I think women are finally feeling they can speak out loud. I think there are many, many women who were touched inappropriately or worse and kept it in like I did. I really am over it, I just get a bit angry when I think of the 'shoulda, woulda, could'ves ' Thanks for your kind response @Debasish Majumder!
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    19/11/2017 #10 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I commend you for sharing this post-@Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher! I feel sad because of what you went through but I am so proud of you for writing about your horrible experience. Brava!
    David B. Grinberg
    18/11/2017 #9 David B. Grinberg
    Lisa, I commend you for writing so eloquently about such a personal and daunting experience. Speaking out about sexual harassment is critically important to raising awareness and revealing the colossal extent of this inexcusably persistent problem, which has too often been swept under the rug by harassers and their cowardly cohorts. That's why I strongly encourage all men to likewise speak out and take a public stand against sexual harassment, which is never permissible in the workplace or any place.
    More men need to let harassers know that their sordid behavior towards women is never acceptable -- period! Moreover, harassers need to know there will be harsh repercussions for the outrageous and reprehensible actions. Further, I think sexual harassers need to be called out by name and publicly shamed by women and men alike -- in addition to facing the full extent of the law for their illegal conduct. Thanks again for sharing your story. This brutish behavior must end ASAP.
    Debasish Majumder
    18/11/2017 #7 Debasish Majumder
    this post of yours drawn me till the final full stop madam @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher! i felt utterly sad at the same time your self-esteem is of great pride to me. i enjoyed read and shared. thank you very much for the post madam.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    18/11/2017 #6 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #4 Brutal brains, I like that term @Mohammed A. Jawad. Yes, women do need empowered. So many are abused in much more extreme ways, it's horrible to even hear of. When they report their abuse, the system needs to treat them as victims not liars (which happens in a lot of cases). If they are lying, it will come out in a court of law, until then, they are the victim. It's rare a woman would report false sexual abuse or harassment because they have to then share what happened to strangers (as in the law, a jury, lawyers and even health care). They feel violated all over again.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    18/11/2017 #5 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #3 Thank you, I think this was one of the toughest I've written.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    18/11/2017 #4 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Ah, mad men berserk with brutal brains need lashing lessons. @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher it's a great exposure with bravery to empower oppressed women who silently suffer the pangs of parasitic people.
    Kazi Najib Ashraf
    18/11/2017 #3 Kazi Najib Ashraf
    A really brave article
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    18/11/2017 #2 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #1 Exactly, it is never okay for a man to touch or grope a woman. I'm glad you were able to nip what happened before he thought it was okay to touch more. And, I'm glad he understood your gesture & you are both still friends :) I wish my Ex Boss would have apologized instead of getting his ego so bruised because he then took it out on me in a passive aggressive manner. I loved what I did, hated him back then.
    Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes
    18/11/2017 #1 Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes
    Spot on @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher!!

    โ€œItโ€™s never okay for a man to touch you without your permissionโ€ yes!!! And not only in the workplace, but in any other place and any other kind of relationship! Once I was talking with a good friend in a coffe shop and he was so enthusiastic ystarted touching my knee with some โ€œfamiliarityโ€. Then, after a minute or two, I touched his fingers that, by the way weโ€™re very close to my shoulders, (we were sitting in a booth) and he was surprised!!! I just asked him: Are they real? While I was staring at my knee, then his fingers and then his eyes. He didnโ€™t do that again. And yes, weโ€™re still friends! Thank you Lisa!!
  4. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    18/11/2017
    Bertrand Russell on Uncertainty
    Bertrand Russell on UncertaintyIs there virtue in uncertainty?Bertrand Russell was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist and Nobel laureate. He campaigned against the wars of his time, and he was an eccentric and...
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    Edward Lewellen
    20/11/2017 #50 Edward Lewellen
    #45 There are no perfect men, @Phil Friedman, only perfect intentions.
    Gert Scholtz
    20/11/2017 #49 Gert Scholtz
    @Phil Friedman "The only certainty is that we live constantly and inescapably with uncertainty. And we are better for it. " I agree. Thanks Phil, for the comments on the post, and especially for your list of top 10 Western philosophers.
    Gert Scholtz
    20/11/2017 #48 Gert Scholtz
    @Milos Djukic Thanks for commenting Milos and for sharing ...from a galaxy far, far away....:) @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador Thank you for your comment Franci.
    Gert Scholtz
    20/11/2017 #47 Gert Scholtz
    #41 @Ian Weinberg Thank you for reading Ian - and I appreciate your comments. I sincerely hope wisdom becomes (even of only a little) more over time - you will know as well as I do we need it in our environment.
    Gert Scholtz
    20/11/2017 #46 Gert Scholtz
    #40 @Robert Cormack That is a stand out line and I look forward to your article Robert.
    Phil Friedman
    20/11/2017 #45 Phil Friedman
    I believe, @Gert Scholtz, that uncertainty is an existential state that does not preclude action. In that state, we recognize that action carries with it the risk of being wrong, but that we can see the need to act on the best of the alternatives as we perceive them... I think. The only certainty is that we live constantly and inescapably with uncertainty. And we are better for it. Cheers!
    Milos Djukic
    20/11/2017 #44 Anonymous
    A great testimony about uncertainty.
    Luke: โ€œI donโ€™t believe it.โ€
    Yoda: โ€œThat is why you fail.โ€
    Thanks @Gert Scholtz.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    20/11/2017 #43 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Uncertainty is the first step toward certainty. Nice post @Gert Scholtz.
    Phil Friedman
    19/11/2017 #42 Phil Friedman
    #31 @Gert Scholtz, the following is my list of top ten. It is purely idiosyncratic, but based on what I deem to be level of original insight, lack of obscurity (save, perhaps for Wittgenstein), and contribution to reason and rationality. Plato, Aristotle, John Locke, David Hume, A.J. Ayer, Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Karl Popper, Noam Chomsky, Ian Hacking. Cheers!
    Ian Weinberg
    19/11/2017 #41 Ian Weinberg
    Howsit @Gert Scholtz Just flew in from Knysna. Scanned current posts and happpened upon your refreshing and inspirational contribution. I was beginning to get a little despondent with current posts - either just can't get my head around them or can't join the dots. But this is a great piece about a remarkable chap with IQ and EQ to boot! Just unfortunate that as a species we don't really get wiser with time - those Russel pearls apply more now to us than ever before. Mooi bly and have a great Jozie week!
    Robert Cormack
    19/11/2017 #40 Robert Cormack
    Thanks, @Gert Scholtz. I'm already thinking of an article around "I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.
    Gert Scholtz
    19/11/2017 #39 Gert Scholtz
    #37 @Savvy Raj I think you strike at the heart of it Savvy, when you refer to "spaces in between of what is, was and the might be." A short and accurate description of uncertainty. Many thanks for reading and adding your good prose to the comments.
    Gert Scholtz
    19/11/2017 #38 Gert Scholtz
    #36 @Edward Lewellen What you highlight is the necessary tension between certainty of our core and adaptation to our roles. Once the dynamic tension is lost, adaptability reduces. Thanks reading and for a great comment Lewellen - one that made me think again.
    Savvy Raj
    19/11/2017 #37 Savvy Raj
    Quirky truths of certainity in the uncertainity! Is wisdom certain in itself ... or is it wise to be uncertain... of spaces in between of what is, was and the might be ? A very contempletive collection of Russell's reflections.... @Gert Scholtz View more
    Quirky truths of certainity in the uncertainity! Is wisdom certain in itself ... or is it wise to be uncertain... of spaces in between of what is, was and the might be ? A very contempletive collection of Russell's reflections.... @Gert Scholtz And great inspiration there in your conclusion with the benefit of doubt. Close
    Edward Lewellen
    19/11/2017 #36 Edward Lewellen
    @Gert Scholtz, I present regularly on the human mind and what I share is that we need Certainty to fulfill the stable part of ourselves, our Core Identity, the person we are when we strip away all the roles we play. We need Uncertainty for the constantly changing roles we play outside our Core Identity.
    Our roles thrive on Uncertainty because they are fluid. Yet, most people try to treat their roles as if they are stable and permanent. As soon as they believe a role to be stable, it changes. This, I believe, is the reason so many people can't find happiness and satisfaction; they are trying to fulfill roles that are constantly changing, instead of their Core Identity, which they have lost in the roles they play.
    Ken Boddie
    19/11/2017 #35 Ken Boddie
    I guess it all falls back on death and taxes, Gert ๐Ÿค—
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #34 Gert Scholtz
    @Nick Mlatchkov I didn't notice Nick - but I will watch for the honey on the "Espinoza guy". Thanks.
    Nick Mlatchkov
    18/11/2017 #33 Anonymous
    Gert, did u notice the next honey is from a guy named Espinoza, which is also the name of another philosopher! lol
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #32 Gert Scholtz
    #16 @Lisa Vanderburg Very happy to see that you enjoyed the post Lisa! And what is better than once in a while, to laugh at the uncertainty, truths and half-truths around us - whatever we perceive them to be. Special thanks for reading, sharing and commenting.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #31 Gert Scholtz
    #11 @Phil Friedman I guess that is part of what makes the man such a great thinker - as you say his writing is completely free of obscurity and pretension. I would be very interested to know who is on your list of ten greatest philosophers and social commentators in Western history. Glad to see it might have brought back some remembrances of your days studying and teaching philosophy. Thank you for commenting and reading Phil - most appreciated.
  5. ProducerPhillip Louis D 'Amato
    Thanksgiving.
    Thanksgiving.As another busy year draws to a rapid conclusion,ย  I think it's wise to reflect on what I learned in 2017. One thing I learned is that family and friends matter more to me than titles, money, etc. I am grateful for my family and friends who enriched...
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    Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    20/11/2017 #9 Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    "Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings, routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings" Thanks be @phillip
    Marianne Naughton
    20/11/2017 #8 Marianne Naughton
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/232850243217912356/
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    20/11/2017 #6 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    Thank you @Phillip Louis D 'Amato for a lovely message on Thanksgiving. Yes, Family comes first than materialistic things in the world. Happy Thanksgiving.
    Debasish Majumder
    20/11/2017 #5 Debasish Majumder
    lovely buzz @Phillip Louis D 'Amato! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    20/11/2017 #4 Mohammed A. Jawad
    When we are thankful, even less is more!
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    20/11/2017 #3 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    Great words @Phillip Louis D 'Amato. I feel when we understand that we are given Blessings so we can Bless others, it is so much easier to give and show Thanks for what we have.
    Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    20/11/2017 #2 Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    #1 Thanks for the kind words. Happy Thanksgiving.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    20/11/2017 #1 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Lovely post-@Phillip Louis D 'Amato. We should be thankful for what we have and not just at Thanksgiving, but throughout the year. Happy Thanksgiving.
  6. ProducerJoyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    The Saga of Cracks, La saga de las grietas
    The Saga of Cracks, La saga de las grietasLook painful? It is. Iโ€™d been sick for weeks. After I crawled out of that abyss, I regained confidence. Too much, Iโ€™d say. Remember that glorious feeling you get when the dimness of sickness leaves your body? I remember it, but it no longer...
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    Jerry Fletcher
    18/11/2017 #4 Jerry Fletcher
    Joyce. Even when you limp people don't acknowledge the pain. You are one kick-ass lady in my book.
    Don Philpottโ˜˜๏ธ
    17/11/2017 #3 Don Philpottโ˜˜๏ธ
    "I was like that choo-choo train, murmuring in my head, I think I can. I think I can. I know I can. I did." :)
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    17/11/2017 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Ah, what a painful past and still @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee you surpassed saddening situations with all courage. With such a show of mettle even sickness and hardships escape from a persevering soul like you. May the Lord of the humankind bless you with good health!
    Pascal Derrien
    17/11/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    Ah Joyce ..... I don't have anything smart to say :-( You are a hell of a driving force you know that :-)
  7. ProducerDeb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Learning from our Experience
    Learning from our ExperienceFrom babies to old age, ย life is a continual choice. One choice after another every day.With each choice is an experience of life.With each choice and experience, we create the opportunity to be conscious, learn, adapt and change moment by moment,...
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    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #19 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #10 thank you for engaging your passions @Debasish Majumder you are such a prolific learner and sharer.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #18 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #9 yes @Laurent Boscherini a gift, priceless - there is so much to be grateful for - thanks for connecting.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #17 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Yogesh Sukal loved your post about life and libraries and our stories #8
    There is so much we can learn from each of our stories when we stop and listen and we make it safe for each of us to share.
    Randall Burns
    18/11/2017 #16 Randall Burns
    #12 It's always great to read your stuff @Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee And I don't really have any input at this point due to the fact that it is a complete post, and I'm still absorbing and digesting. I will get back to it though. ;-)
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #15 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #7 dear @Lisa Vanderburg yes I hear you , I see you, I sense you are a great at learning at about your life and uncovering your gifts.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #14 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #6 thank you for engaging @Carl E Reid - it all sounds so easy but is so hard to do.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #13 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #5 @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee thank you for engaging. I agree with you it is not just about having information available but doing something with it to make a difference to our lives and others. There is so much information out there - how do we engage with that information to make a difference to our lives.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #11 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Mohammed A. Jawad #3 - loved your comment about righteous living. I wateched a video this morning about being aware enough to notice what is going on around us, and then energised enough to take care and do something about it if something needs doing- righteous living. Thanks for your interest.
    Debasish Majumder
    18/11/2017 #10 Debasish Majumder
    lovely insight @Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz madam.
    Laurent Boscherini
    18/11/2017 #9 Anonymous
    #1 @Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee, learning is still recreational for me, even if sometimes it has been less easy to be understood like that. It is a priceless and permanent gift from and to people and life.
    Yogesh Sukal
    18/11/2017 #8 Yogesh Sukal
    Learning is never ending autocyclic process but one has to stop and rethink the direction of learning,

    As life itself is library within a library

    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@yogesh-sukal/the-life-library-within-a-library View more
    Learning is never ending autocyclic process but one has to stop and rethink the direction of learning,

    As life itself is library within a library

    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@yogesh-sukal/the-life-library-within-a-library

    Hope you like it :) Close
    Lisa Vanderburg
    18/11/2017 #7 Lisa Vanderburg
    It is indeed perfect for fractals forever, serene @Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee! Loved the buzz...it has a calming lilt to it that is most soothing for my life; watch, wait, react. That's what I do, but you help me to think I can do it from better place; thank you!
    Carl E Reid
    18/11/2017 #6 Carl E Reid
    Excellent article Deb. You're so right . . . Life is about choices and maximizing the learning experience from each choice.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #5 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    "If we choose to engage and learn from our experience, we create opportunities for rich learning that can make a difference to our lives and the lives of others at any age".
    Great message. Rich learning by livjing our experiences fully with our senses and brains.
    It is not only the availavbility of information; it is also living the experience of ennoying it. Thank you @Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    18/11/2017 #3 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Good insights to dig our conscience, aim for appropriate actions and gauge our performance.

    Life with all goodness turns into righteous living!
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #2 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Thanks for sharing in fractals forever @Milos Djukic - learning from our experience, can be an ongoing fractal in motion.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #1 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Thanks for reading and sharing @Laurent Boscherini - love to hear your stories about learning from your experience.
  8. ProducerGraham๐Ÿ Edwards
    Moments โ€” startups are not just for Ys and Zs anymore.
    Moments โ€” startups are not just for Ys and Zs anymore."What's really bothering you?""Don't get me started โ€” not taking advice and living in a fantasyland are the 2 that immediately come to mind.""Sounds like that other startup we were dealing with a while ago."ย  ย "Yeahย  โ€”ย it's the 'I'm the entrepreneur...
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    Jerry Fletcher
    17/11/2017 #8 Jerry Fletcher
    Graham, The fact that experience can make a difference as you and @Phil Friedman point out is never more prevalent than when the new organization begins to seek funding. The order in which folks I know in the investing arena read a business plan is 1. Title page (your positioning statement should be there) 2. CVs of the company's officers, 3. Overview and then the rest. In my experience 80% of the decisions to fund are made on those few pages. Experience, market knowledge and proven capabilities count more than just about anything else.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    17/11/2017 #7 Mohammed A. Jawad
    It's nasty when egoistic entrepreneurs who by their infant ideas coupled with measurable monies think that they can march forth, capture markets and pocket profits. But, without censure and counsel, they decide and demand campaigns from consultants and simply ignore their wise strategies.
    Phil Friedman
    17/11/2017 #5 Phil Friedman
    I am sympathetic, @Graham๐Ÿ Edwardss, to what you're saying here. My trademark tagline for two decades has been, "... because experience always matters."

    I strongly believe in the truth of that because I've found that half the battle is knowing what NOT to do. Only experience can train you to recognize potential paths of action that will ultimately lead nowhere or to a dead end -- thereby enabling you to avoid wasting valuable and limited resources pursuing those paths.

    Another verity which I cite often -- for example, in my book "Ten Golden Rules for Successful New Build Projects" is that much of the time solid experience trumps "creative brilliance" when the goal is to produce a product or run a profitable business.

    http://www.yachtbuildadvisor.com

    Good piece. Solid advice. Cheers!
    Brian McKenzie
    17/11/2017 #2 Brian McKenzie
    I quit trying to convince people in the star up realm, found a company overseas that was doing the channel and alignment that I was pushing. Much happier - P.S. I do know what I am doing - I open the next country in January ~ it won't be America.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    17/11/2017 #1 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    NIce. I'm living proof that fifty-somethings can function in a start-up environment. I actually have another in the works and my wife thinks I've gone off the deep end.

    I do not believe I know everything! I know a lot of stuff a lot, and a lot of other stuff a little. Luckily, I have a varied advisor group and a wide selection of experts as myTweetPack members who aren't shy about sharing their wish lists, thoughts, and suggestions.
  9. ProducerRenรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    What about the girls who can't say no?
    What about the girls who can't say no?Twenty years ago, my mother told me that men were going to have their comeuppance for all the rotten things they have been doing to women since God made little green apples. It turns out that my mother was not only a man hater but also a heck of...
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    Brian McKenzie
    20/11/2017 #65 Brian McKenzie
    Gee, take the shaming language out of that, and I get two incomplete sentences and 3 errant clauses. WTF would men ever be convinced to come back to that? Save that trype for the MRA Basement dwellers that believe y'all can change and are worth coming back to. #MGTOW is not about rebuilding the 1950's Leave it to Beaver BS - THAT is pure Trad-Con cuckery.
    P.S. I am staring at 50, been mobilized for International American shit shows 9 times and have never married. I well know the stench and stain of what makes the world go around. I already covered my Vasectomy, and I continue to recommend it to men across the globe, I even help coordinate the med travel trips to help them get it done.
    We're unplugging from the game, and training the generations behind us to do the same.
    Nicole Chardenet
    19/11/2017 #64 Nicole Chardenet
    #60 I just followed you on Quora, @Lisa Vanderburg
    Nicole Chardenet
    19/11/2017 #63 Nicole Chardenet
    Hey folks, one of the best and longest-running discussions on Quora is "What's something that sucks about being a man?" Lots and lots of good discussion by both men and women about men's rights, without a lot of misogynist or misandrist hysterics. Check it out! https://www.quora.com/Whats-something-that-sucks-about-being-a-man
    Nicole Chardenet
    19/11/2017 #62 Nicole Chardenet
    #58 My sentiments entirely, Lisa! I refuse to dehumanize @Brian McKenzie the way he dehumanizes women. I refuse to not show him some sympathy just because it annoys him to not annoy me ;) And I will keep reminding you, Brian, as long as you keep coming back for more, that you have the power to reclaim your manhood any time you like. But it won't be easy and you can't do it without help. You're surely not going to find your stones in the any of the 'men's rights' groups or especially the, as someone already pointed out, the self-castrating MGTOW culture. Sounds like feminists here aren't willing to fight with you because they see you for the angry, confused, utterly (self) defeated manchild you are. I've said for a year now that women 'pwn' you, and we do...which is why you hide away in Nowhereisztan where the men are just as clearly pwned by women and their inability to control their thoughts about women as you.

    In the end, you are *no better* than the extremist feminists you understandably loathe. Bitch, moan, whine complain all you want about how unfairly they treat men, but *you're* the one who ran off to your *own little 'safe space' where you never need be challenged by a woman again. Just one more commonality you share with your damaged sisters.
    Brian McKenzie
    19/11/2017 #61 Brian McKenzie
    If you think having no contact or minimal contact with women - a full risk mitigation of their intrusion into men's life is 'rape' - you need serious counseling.
    As for the Feminists ans SJWs inviting violence, assault, rape and murder into their lives with open excitement - look no further than post 2011 Sweden.
    Evidence, Performance, Precedence and Forecasting - marriage / kids / dating / interaction with women is not worth the ROI vs ROE cost benefit analysis. Remember, y'all started the bicycle/fish rant, #MGTOW agrees: No MEN for you - but feel to gorge on the all you can get buffet of thugs, criminals, murders and f*ckboys. And know, we are no longer rescuing "Princesses".
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@brian-mckenzie/why-men-are-leaving-what-is-sharp-mgtow
    Lisa Vanderburg
    18/11/2017 #60 Lisa Vanderburg
    #52 LOVE Quora @Nicole Chardenet...even though I try & spent little time there. Best question EVER: 'How do I tell my parents that I'm adopted?' Fantabulous!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    18/11/2017 #59 Lisa Vanderburg
    #57 well...I'm shamed! I asked earlier about the reply button? I can see mine didn't do it either :)
    Sir; you are forever welcome and I am forever grateful for you @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee View more
    #57 well...I'm shamed! I asked earlier about the reply button? I can see mine didn't do it either :)
    Sir; you are forever welcome and I am forever grateful for you @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee...you bring us all hope! Close
    Lisa Vanderburg
    18/11/2017 #58 Lisa Vanderburg
    #45 #53 Can you not see @Brian McKenzie that your comment 45 endorses rape? Tsk. That's gotta swing both ways.
    I have not 'unfriended' you, nor will I. I know enough by now to see how entrenched you are in your position, and I feel sorry for you. BTW: I've had one death-threat already, so you don't 'scare' me. I'm curious as to why you bother to show up at all on other's buzz' just to re-hammer your ideals? I would expect a child to do that; not a grown man. You have not offered any explanation or even argument for you're extreme position, even though you have been asked with courtesy and empathy. I think you want to be heard; you want to be understood because you are in pain. I have no desire to 'shame' you. You will be welcomed if you PM me. And take up gardening....it's cathartic.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    18/11/2017 #56 Lisa Vanderburg
    #50 #51 You got some serious stones..allow me to polish them for you, darlin' @Nicole Chardenet! Yes to EVERYTHING you said, and with civility, grace and empathy! I have to admit I no longer even know if I'm radical, feminist, liberalist, any ist really? I'm a tad busy caring for my poor hubby's needs with 18 years of Parkinson's. Still, I DID marry him for his money; he bet me ยฃ40 then that I wouldn't :) What I did for that 40.................
    Apologies to @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier for using her platform, but this business with @Brian McKenzie has to come out.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    18/11/2017 #55 Lisa Vanderburg
    #46 And that is what men should aspire to be; sorry to hold you up like a Pinata, dear friend @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, but I know you're man enough! No matter what, we all should be afforded the choice, with grace.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    18/11/2017 #54 Lisa Vanderburg
    Dammit...I'm not getting notifications...apologies all (especially @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier - it's your buzz, sweetness!).

    #45 now, you're just being petulant @Brian McKenzie
    Brian McKenzie
    18/11/2017 #53 Brian McKenzie
    Don't pretend you know me - I am neither decent nor pandering to the ideals of Hope.
    Nicole Chardenet
    18/11/2017 #52 Nicole Chardenet
    Great debate here, folks. I would like to note that on Quora there are a *lot* of great discussions about gender relations, feminism, etc., participated in by men who have a far more rational and less emotional reaction than the angry MGTOWs et al. It's also peopled by women like myself sympathetic to their very real grievances. It's MGTOW without the hysterics and hostility. Check them out!
    Nicole Chardenet
    18/11/2017 #51 Nicole Chardenet
    #45 Agreed, Brian. And I've had my trip to the vet too..when I was 39, a birthday gift to myself. There IS too much overgeneralization on both sides - in fact, I called a feminist friend on it the other night when she referred to men in general as 'the rapists'. It's one of the many gripes I have with certain branches of feminism that have never evolved and who have come to enshrine permanent victimhood for women. I don't identify with weakness and powerlessness the way they do. My own feminism is a bit too muscular for many.

    One of the reasons why I've been more patient with you than I might customarily is because I see too much of my former self in you. I used to be angry, hostile, blamed everyone else for my problems and came to consciously recognize that I had come to hate men in general. But...I've gotten better, and I think turning fifty has had something to do with it...and also getting into Buddhism, mindfulness and meditation. I also do a lot more research on neuroscience, gender relations, relationships, emotions, etc. to better understand both men and women and be less judgmental. So, if I can do it, you can do it, although you will probably have a longer and harder path because you've alluded to a quite unhappy childhood that I didn't have. But I want to encourage you to stop generalizing like all those damn misandrist (misangrist? I typed that by mistake, corrected it, then wondered if it was maybe right the first way LOL) feminists. They've got their heads up their asses just as much as you and the MGTOWS ;)
    Nicole Chardenet
    18/11/2017 #50 Nicole Chardenet
    #43 Lisa, I too understand the appeal of @Brian McKenzie's MGTOW movement, and I agree with your assessments that it's mostly angry, damaged men who have given up trying to deal with women...and they have some quite legitimate gripes and complaints, along with the other haters in the Red Pill groups, the MRAs, etc. Women are forever bleating on about how we want men to discuss their feelings, and then when we hear what we don't like...we slap them down over and over again and shut them up with accusations of being misogynist pigs. Then a whole whack of women vote for a self-confessed pussy-grabber and THEN wonder why the Harvey Weinsteins and Bill Cosbys of the world think misogyny and male entitlement is okay. And we wonder where the angry ragebabies come from. Well, some of them are decent men who gave in to the hopelessness, like Brian, and go to their own forums to lick their wounds and completely ignore the ocean of information about women that would teach them how to get along with women better and to see things a bit more from their perspective...but women will have to do the same, and that means not reacting like hissing cats every time they hear a *legitimate* criticism of women, feminism, and the selective victimhood of too many feminists.

    The Left in general wouldn't listen to some of the more reasoned voices on the Right on a number of different issues - gender, sexuality, race, immigration, and of course those problematic Muslims - so now the conversation has emerged on *their* terms...twisted, ugly, blind, and exactly what the Left ordered.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #49 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #48 yes and I agree
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    18/11/2017 #48 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #46 Of course no one should take liberties with another person's body. My issue is with hypocrites who expect respect but do not give it in return. There should be no double standard.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #46 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #34 thank you @Lisa Vanderburg. I may have a "twisted" view on this issue raised by @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier.
    I believe in the freedom of choice. We are all have sexual desires. I experienced those desires in my life. I always made a point. If zI have the choice to ask the girl had the free choice of saying no. Never again ask the same girl.
    If we don't respect the choice of assking and of being turned down then we respect nothing.
  10. ProducerPaul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Nobody Cares about Your Feelings. Deal with it
    Nobody Cares about Your Feelings. Deal with itRANT MODE ONMaybe it's my inner Grouchy-Old-Man talking.ย Maybe my points are silly.ย Maybe they're profound.ย Whatever, this is how I feel.ย Yes, I see the irony in writing a post titled, "Nobody cares about your feelings," that is really my feelings...
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    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    20/11/2017 #48 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #47 LOL, thanks, Pam. I don't really look "adorable" with a beard. Right now I sort of look like a wino.
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    19/11/2017 #47 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    LMAO Paul, love it when they push Paul to rant!
    You were so right to enter that conversation. Chick 2 had issues. Many many many long term relationships have occurred between co-workers, nothing wrong with that! The only times it pissed me off was when married men came on to me, but I never ran to HR, I figured if it got too bad I'd use my knee in strategic spots or call their damn wife and ask her to stop her husband from making my life hell.
    Bet you look adorable with a beard! :-) Oh wait...Am I sexually harassing you with that statement?
    Speaking of which, let's turn this around; As a single woman for the majority of my life I'm sick and tired of men AND women assuming my friendliness is a come-on and I'm out to steal someone else's man. I have been publicly called out (in church for christ's sake) for talking to the father of my daughter's best friend, about our children!!!. Excuse me; I don't want you ugly ass husband!
    It needed to be said Paul and you did so very very well!! As someone who has been harassed but also dated colleagues; I applaud you! Chick #1 apparently has problems dealing with uncomfortable social situations...Like no one has ever before in the history of man has ever had to deal with a bit of awkwardness. PaLEASE!
    Childish Girl needs to grow up and Get the F*** over it, the poor guy's ego took a bruising with the turn down and now the B**** was advising to turn him into HR...Really
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    18/11/2017 #46 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #45 LOL, another "Modern Family" fan!
    Wayne Yoshida
    18/11/2017 #45 Wayne Yoshida
    BTW -- Doesn't Santa Claus have a beard? Christmas must be very sad for that person. Maybe something bad happened in her childhood at Christmas? WTF, Why The Face indeed....
    Brian McKenzie
    18/11/2017 #44 Brian McKenzie
    Here in Bishkek, girls & women ask permission to speak to me.
    I see no reason to ever darken the western mindset again.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    17/11/2017 #43 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #42 You're very welcome, @Jerry Fletcher
    Jerry Fletcher
    17/11/2017 #42 Jerry Fletcher
    Paul, Thank you! You made my day. Although there was a laugh in there I can say that there is more than a grain of truth on what the world has come to. As a speaker who can get passionate about Networking and Brand and Trust Based business development I often warn audiences that, "I've been told by some folks that I'm not socially correct. Some of what I have to say may offend some of you. But it will be the truth as I see it. If I piss you off, so be it. If I make some of you laugh with my observations that is okay by me. No matter what reaction you have you'll come out of here better off if you own your feelings. Ain't it great to get to the age where you really don't give damn what others think of you!
    Robert Cormack
    17/11/2017 #41 Robert Cormack
    Ah, well, @Kevin Pashuk, I had a sneaking suspicion nobody was thinking about me at all when I was constantly asked who I was and why was I hanging around the halls. Once they discovered I'd been working there 3 years, I ceased being a topic of conversation entirelyโ€”until it was decided I could be bluffing. When they found out I wasn't bluffing, I ceased being a topic of conversation entirely because I was boring. I've since told everyone I'm bluffing.#38
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    17/11/2017 #40 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #36 LOL, that reminds of the old joke about a woman who called the police because her male neighbor walked around in the nude.

    When the Cops came, all they saw was a waist-up view. When questioned, the woman answered, "Yes, but if you stand on the kitchen counter, lean out holding the light fixture for balance, while holding this mirror over your head, you can see his junk!"
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    17/11/2017 #39 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #37 LMAO
    Kevin Pashuk
    17/11/2017 #38 Kevin Pashuk
    #34 Robert... so you reached the age where you don't care what people think about you anymore. I hear the next milestone is when you realize they were never thinking about you at all. I have hit that milestone.
    Kevin Pashuk
    17/11/2017 #37 Kevin Pashuk
    #33 It's a good thing that this wasn't on the menu with the chicken breasts... https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/spotted-dick-103210
    Wayne Yoshida
    17/11/2017 #36 Wayne Yoshida
    #32 #33 -- This is a very touchy area in our post Anita Hill era. Many years ago, three of us guys in the sales dept were called into HR one day. We were being accused for harassment because of our "locker room" jokes and stories. The accuser was in a cubicle adjacent to mine.

    We immediately changed our location for these discussions. . . . and the accuser **followed** us and reported us again, saying she could still hear our stories and jokes.

    I caught her one day standing on her chair so she could eavesdrop. . . and then reported her to HR. All charges in our files were removed. She was sent to therapy and anger management sessions.

    Geeze.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    17/11/2017 #35 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #34 Thanks, @Robert Cormack, that's high praise coming from you. . . Your posts are often funny as all get out
    Robert Cormack
    17/11/2017 #34 Robert Cormack
    Good one, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, lay your "grouch" out there, tackle those "feelings of awkwardness" and grow your beard. You and I are of that age when we really don't have to care anymore (although we do, or we wouldn't be writing about it). Thanks for the post.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    17/11/2017 #33 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #32 You said, "Good Morning?" How dare you, you PERVERT!!! LMFAO

    Sometimes, conversations can be taken out of context. In the restaurant, I once tossed 10kg of chicken breasts that were delivered that same day. I confronted the employee who signed for them telling her, "Check your breasts, please. Before you take anything in the back (I meant the fridge), make sure your breasts are clean and firm (chicken breasts). There should be no sliminess or any smell at all. Take one out (chicken again) and check if you have to. If you're not sure, come show them to me."

    An intern who overheard this freaked out. A good rule of thumb would be if the person spoken to doesn't seem threatened or harassed, you probably misunderstood.
    Brian McKenzie
    17/11/2017 #32 Brian McKenzie
    I worked at a large insurance company for 90 days, I got picked up as a permanent after that. Every day as a temp - I had to sign in with the receptionist and said "Good Morning" everyday. As a company employee - I didn't have to sign in, but still said " Good Morning" Two weeks in, I get called in for an HR 'sit down' because Good Morning was being presented as Sexual Harassment. I stayed two more weeks, took the Broker Test and moved from claims to sales. The move was more money and a new floor.
    I found out that the receptionist had filed several other complaints against others - I recommended they upgrade their security to include audio. All charges were subsequently dropped and she was fired.
    This was the shit in 1992 - it has only moved exponentially worse.
    You interact at your own risk and folly.
    #MGTOW ๐Ÿ˜’
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    17/11/2017 #31 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    I love your rants @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian! You brought up a good point about the woman using the term "sexual harassment" & told her friend to "report him to HR" with the culture we are facing today. No, he should not be reported and NO that is not harassment! I had a boss once who used to come into my office and he would start trying to rub my back and shoulders. I wasn't comfortable with that and would say, "Knock it off Bryan!" He would back up, and say to me... what.. whaaa, you don't like that?" My reply, NO, I don't want your grubby hands on me. He did this more than once and the more I spoke out to him, the worse he treated me as an employee. I never once thought of reporting him, I felt I was able to stand my ground. I would just categorize him as a womanizer back then and a creep lol. Oddly, his wife divorced him, I wonder why?? I wasn't the only one he did that to.

    I did have a point to make above, I fear women may report every incident as sexual harassment if they feel they can. Yes, report if if you've truly been sexually harassed but don't cry wolf.

    As for Movember, Ok, looking to see if your fly was down, I literally laughed. People can be so anal... seriously, not comfortable with a beard? My husband and son are both participating in Movember too.. this is my son's third year, husbands first year. Kudos to you for participating too. My husband looks like a grubby mountain man right now haha. But, it's for a very good cause. For those that aren't aware, Movember is to raise awareness for suicide prevention and mental health issues in men. They grow mustaches and beards. Mustache in particular but many grow beards along with the mustache. KUDOS Men!!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    17/11/2017 #30 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #28 Don't get me started on gender agnostic pronouns. They are probably the silliest idea I ever heard, and I've heard some doozies.

    Bizarre Ideas are like hemorrhoids. Sooner or later every asshole gets one.
    Nicole Chardenet
    17/11/2017 #29 Nicole Chardenet
    I'm in favour of having feelings, but I agree with Paul that they're *yours* to manage. Own them and deal with them, and try not to whinge so much!
  11. ProducerHarvey Lloyd

    Harvey Lloyd

    15/11/2017
    Performance Anxiety
    Performance AnxietyPicture Credit: https://yourmusiclessons.com/blog/performance-anxiety/I first came across this word in conjunction with teaching special education students. ย Several studies have mentioned that once a student loses pace with their peers, they can...
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    Harvey Lloyd
    20/11/2017 #24 Harvey Lloyd
    #23Thanks for the share. In comprehension it is easy. In execution is easier to stick your hand in a fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ

    A simple yet effective way is to choose a purpose/value and then say it before each interaction This will help with habit formation After habit forms we can then begin skill development around the habit

    Never easy though. I find myself biting my tongue more often these days.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    20/11/2017 #23 Lisa Vanderburg
    I should practice what you preach here @Harvey Lloyd, 'We should reject any purpose that is given to us until we have had the opportunity to be introspective about changing our declared purpose.', for in truth I have no control.
    This performance anxiety; it an overload I know well, but only you could explain the way out of it. If I read you right, kick over the scales & get purposeful by not allowing mind-numbing hesitation any credence.
    Fabulous read!
    Harvey Lloyd
    20/11/2017 #22 Harvey Lloyd
    Appreciate the share @Savvy Raj
    Ian Weinberg
    16/11/2017 #20 Ian Weinberg
    #18 Gratified to have contribured some value @Harvey Lloyd
    Cyndi wilkins
    16/11/2017 #19 Cyndi wilkins
    "#12 Words and meaning. @Cyndi wilkins your comments are straight on point. But what i found interesting is i am expressing the same thing with just different words. It brings to light one of the center pieces of the discussion. We attach alternate meanings to words based on our experiences and narrative."

    Exactly @Harvey Lloyd...All roads lead to the same place;-)
    Harvey Lloyd
    16/11/2017 #18 Harvey Lloyd
    #14 @Ian Weinberg i am always grateful for your stopping by. Your magic of insight is so helpful as we look at the issues of social disparities. My thought here is @Cyndi wilkins is showing us the horizon of change while you are displaying the fundamentals of process in action. My attempt here is to add language that would point to practical methods of the change process. A framework of thought that could possibly lead to a higher level of self awareness.

    My, hope as always, i gave someone pause during the cycles of life.

    (Just some general feedback your posts and the PDF you sent has really helped a neighbor who is dealing with a family member with severe depression. It has helped him better understand the process. Thanks.)
    Harvey Lloyd
    16/11/2017 #17 Harvey Lloyd
    #15 @Gert Scholtz again thanks for the share and the comment. Character is almost stone. It is hard to chisel and change the shape. I typically reject anyone who has any statements of quick fixes. But our need for instant gratification to the question at hand can lead us to spending lots of money for a quick fix.

    When talking with managers over the years concerning troubled employees i ask the question, is this a skill issue or a character issue. If its a skill deficit that causing the troubling behaviour that's our fault and we need to review our training/hiring practices.

    If it is character, and i am using this word squarely within the purpose paradigm, my follow up question is how long are you willing to walk on the journey to change the character/purpose? If the manager is unwilling to invest in the individual then we need to release them to a job that their character better suites.

    Character can display our purpose and believe it or not when we sense uneasiness, we are actaully sensing a purpose that is incongruent with our own.

    Thanks for the comment and thoughts
    Harvey Lloyd
    16/11/2017 #16 Harvey Lloyd
    #12 Words and meaning. @Cyndi wilkins your comments are straight on point. But what i found interesting is i am expressing the same thing with just different words. It brings to light one of the center pieces of the discussion. We attach alternate meanings to words based on our experiences and narrative.

    @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams commented that the word success is a gateway to performance anxiety. I couldn't agree more, specifically as we read or view various presentations that make us feel like idiots because we haven't brought the $4,000 package to be great.

    In your comment i converted your words into my own and they fit the narrative of the post. Words are for us to define. WIthin purpose we must also define our own success. Although i admire the great leaders of success in today's world i do not measure success the way they do, i am not them, i didn't walk their journey. I also reject their power in assisting me in my own success. I define what success is, not the power of someone else. I enjoy reading their thoughts and their wisdom. But it all has to fold into my own paradigm of success.

    Thanks for your comment and your passion in healing our social wounds.
    Gert Scholtz
    16/11/2017 #15 Gert Scholtz
    @Harvey Lloyd There is much food for thought in your article Harvey - thank you for posting. One part that struck me is where you mention that a reworking of the self-narrative, ie purpose, is a long process over many months, which at first may even feel mechanical and disconnected. This is contrary to the more popular (and I believe incorrect) notion of a sudden "unleashing" of true potential and purpose - if only the circumstances allow for it. Great thoughts in your article about the nature, origin and elimination of performance anxiety. Thanks again.
    Ian Weinberg
    16/11/2017 #14 Ian Weinberg
    Great post @Harvey Lloyd Thanks for the mention. At a neurophysiological level performance anxiety reflects a strong fear of failure. This amygdala generated mind state results in excessive adrenaline andcortisol production which compromises our PFC in terms of reasoning and choice making. Poses challenges to transcending this negative space which in itself perpetuates a negative feedback cycle (reasoning is a powerful antidote to excessive amygdala activity. The other antidote is gratification through reward.)
    Harvey Lloyd
    16/11/2017 #13 Harvey Lloyd
    Cyndi wilkins
    15/11/2017 #12 Cyndi wilkins
    Great buzz @Harvey Lloyd...The problem is we have become disconnected from our own authentic power by the smoke and mirror effect of the 'brand illusion'...whose sole purpose is the accumulation of power and money. That is not authentic power...that is power as external.

    If we are able to consciously align ourselves with the personality trait that is present for us in any decision making process...we are able to identify the trigger that sent a specific energy running through our system in the first place...by energy I am referring to emotion, (which is energy in motion) and support and nourish it's expression in order to fulfill whatever the purpose. For most of us it goes back to childhood conditioning.

    The purpose may be a side of self brought to your awareness in need of healing...a piece of self that lives in fear for example is disempowered...easily manipulated by external forces with the promise of watching out for our best interests. We are bombarded by the energies of fear, anger, jealousy on a daily basis via the media...nothing short of psychological warfare quite frankly...That is why we are so easily duped.

    When we become consciously aware of our different sides of self we are able to foresee the consequences of allowing for each expression without having to 'live' them if the outcome is not in our best interest. So we recreate our lives when we realize for example that anger is the result of a side of us in fear...When we understand that about ourselves, we able better able to understand that about others and not be so quick to judge or strike out in vengeance...
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    15/11/2017 #11 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #5 @Harvey Lloyd you are always welcome !
    Harvey Lloyd
    15/11/2017 #10 Harvey Lloyd
    #7 Yes in my journey of understanding i realized that many of my limiting beliefs, as Ian has tagged them, they all landed at the door of pride. In changing the view the door was then recognised to have so many locks it took months to figure out the combination.
    Harvey Lloyd
    15/11/2017 #9 Harvey Lloyd
    #8 You have made an assumption that places you on the scale. Success can mean what you want it to. Success is personal within your purpose.

    Secondarily you have also added to the scale your interpretation of purpose. Your purpose is yours, mine is mine. Neither is relevant to anyone else.

    By defining your purpose as you have with your comment, then do that, don't let other thoughts or interpretation waver your from that purpose.

    Your comment in light of the post is the exact position i refer. Purpose and success have become something that you balance within a scale. No need, it's yours and you should gage your life through that lens.

    Ps. I love your purpose, it's a great statement about you.
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    15/11/2017 #8 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    Harvey, you had me until the end๐Ÿ˜Š And I say that because of the "performance anxiety that the word "success" instantly brings to mind. I'll say it; I'm sick to death of the word. What about 'living' , just living? No purpose to it but to be. Why do I have to have a purpose? Does that make me more relevant? Aren't I looking in someone else's mirror then. We have but a short time on this earth and we're so busy being relevant, finding our purpose. My job purpose is to feed and cloth me. My life purpose is to breath, see, hear, touch, and smell until I can't. That's it, that's all. I like my job because I enjoy the feelings it gives me when I solve a problem; it's not my purpose, I'm just living and being me. I'd aid it a post once; my purpose is me, to live the life I've been given and not let words like 'success' fence me in because it opens the door to performance anxiety
    Randall Burns
    15/11/2017 #7 Randall Burns
    Great post @Harvey Lloyd The professional environments I was brought up in taught me that, "There will always be people ahead of me, (either knowledge, talent, ability, age, whatever), and there will always be people behind me". No one is perfect and everyone has their own particular strong points, or are better suited for some particular niches than others. The kitchen is a unique environment in that it is multi-faceted allowing for a diversity of skills to excel
    learning this perspective is difficult and teaching/mentoring this perspective to others can be very difficult, a big aspect is ego and much of performance anxiety can be traced back to that. I discuss this in my article about "Stress in the Kitchen" which I believe that you read Harvey. I also refer to "Fear" which is another contributing factor.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/11/2017 #6 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #5 I must add my voice to yours @Harvey Lloyd. No body else does for the bees what @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee does. His engagent is outstanding.
    Harvey Lloyd
    15/11/2017 #5 Harvey Lloyd
    Thanks you @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee for your share and support. You are a gentlemen and a scholar.
  12. ProducerAli ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Sandy Societies
    Sandy SocietiesA grain of sand blowing will do little harm. Millions of sand grain blowing together may drain the soil of its nutrients, cause havoc to life in different forms such as halting flights. Sand particles are loosely held so that the wind may carry...
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    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #94 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #93 I wish I could say you are wrong @David Navarro Lรณpez. Sadly, you writing "feeling of living under chains which are impossible to break" is correct. This is a new paradox my friend. To wish you to be wring, but thhis is factual.
    David Navarro Lรณpez
    18/11/2017 #93 Anonymous
    #70 #71 It could be a fractal disintegration. The obvious hegemony carried by the economic elites, which are subjugating the whole humankind by means of fear (fear to lose your job, house, way of living), greed and selfishness, is at the moment maintaining us with a feeling of living under chains which are impossible to break. This situation is something that for our children is the only reality they have lived. They don't know that it was a time on which human rights (the right to have a decent home and job, for example) had a real meaning, and achieving them it was not only a war to fight, it was as well something achievable and achieved. And they live their lives under these chains, not seeing any possibility to react and raise. So if this is our legacy, yes, we are to see a fractal disintegration, on which our grandchildren will repeat the same formula again and again
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #92 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #91 I am flattered by yoour very kind words @Jerry Fletcher. It is the exchange of comments that is becoming rapidly my inspiration for new ideas. I am deeply grateful to you and all commentors.
    Jerry Fletcher
    18/11/2017 #91 Jerry Fletcher
    Dear Dr. Ali, You've done it again. You have generated piles of thoughtful comments worth every bit as much worthwhile reading as the buzz that started it all off. You are the pied piper of thoughtful considerations. Thank you for all your wise words.
    Cyndi wilkins
    18/11/2017 #90 Cyndi wilkins
    #87 Oh how you know me well Miss Lisa...I was breathing so much fire the woman standing directly behind me backed herself into the coat rack! LOL!
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #89 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #87 the best example of productive collective actions of brains is the exchange of comments here, of which you played a considerable part dear @Lisa Vanderburg
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #88 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #85 - your story @Cyndi wilkins says it that timing is everything. Sometimes a kind gesture in the wrong timing costs us our "seat" in life.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    18/11/2017 #87 Lisa Vanderburg
    #85 haha @Cyndi wilkins.....you coulda just used your eyes and had toast instead :) We dragons fry together!
    #81 Thanks @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for using the reply button, and #84 I have hope in you and so many others here that if change can be wrought, it will come through compassion and clear-thinking like I see in your buzzes and comments: I have faith!
    Cyndi wilkins
    18/11/2017 #86 Cyndi wilkins
    #80 Move over @Lisa Vanderburg...You've got company;-)
    Cyndi wilkins
    18/11/2017 #85 Cyndi wilkins
    #57 @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee...Timing is everything. I was just commenting on another post about an incident I had last night in a restaurant. The jist of it is we were waiting for a table to be cleared as our party was the next to be seated...It was very busy, so the wait times were about 30 minutes...As I stepped away from the hostess desk to allow others in to give their names, a different hostess appeared and immediately seated the party behind us in line...not realizing we had arrived first...Somehow my name was not put on this list simply because we were about to be seated.

    By the time I turned around and realized what was happening, this other party was directed to our table and seated...Now my knee-jerk reaction was to approach the hostess and inform her that we were there first...I tried to wave her over, but she just smiled and went in the opposite direction...When my eyes met one of the patrons now sitting at our table, she too simply smiled away my at agitation...clearly realizing they had just bumped us from our table.

    Once the hostess was informed by the other staffer of the mix up, she could clearly see the fury in my eyes...several times offering me some water (probably to douse the flames) as I stood waiting another 20 minutes. But she never made any reference to the mix up...which ticked me off even more, but made me realize the intensity of my feelings did not match the stimulus. My fury at the situation was a symptom of a deeper issue...

    When I 'slept on it' the answer was revealed in a dream as several memories came flooding back to me concerning other women encroaching upon my personal 'space' in relationships...Hell hath no fury...right?!?!
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #84 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #82 I wish we would learn that personal glory iis nothing compared so social glory. In a soccer match one player may score three goals and his team end up as losers.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    18/11/2017 #83 Lisa Vanderburg
    #78 haha.........
    Lisa Vanderburg
    18/11/2017 #82 Lisa Vanderburg
    #59 #61 & all: The trouble is desire. We are not ants or trees; nothing so noble alas. Just reading @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier's & @Kevin Baker's latest buzz' are just the most recent of our realization that 'we're not in Kansas anymore'. We are in big trouble, and all the good peeps hoping to make things right cannot prevail without everyone else desiring the same outcome: that is a huge challenge when our global population is exploding and resources are stretching. From my point of view, the 'have & have-nots' are growing. We can't ignore that suicide is 2/3rds more prevalent than murder. If we don't face up to the fact that we are sick, we are lost. The trees and the ants will be THRILLED :)
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #81 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #79 yes I am using the reply button dear @Lisa Vanderburg.
    I had discussions on the WPD Factor. I did some research, the result of which I am reporting in my next buzz. In fact this factor has more power than I have envisaged.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    18/11/2017 #80 Lisa Vanderburg
    #55 #56 hey...I'm the shit-shifter here :)
    Lisa Vanderburg
    18/11/2017 #79 Lisa Vanderburg
    #29 'What is your purpose?' fabulous question sweet & sassy @Sara Jacobovici! #34 'The POD Factor' wouldn't work for me as my actions are reactions @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee (no amount of 'I have control' comes into it).#40 Very wise @Harvey Lloyd, those questions you sagely alluded to enslave us.

    PLEASE can you guys use the reply buttons.....my mouse doth knacker out :)
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #78 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #74- I hope writing your comment ttook you 12 seconds to write @Brian McKenzie. Lack of attention may even reduce our focus to less than 6 seconds
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #77 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #74 I hope writing your comment ttook you 12 seconds to write @Brian McKenzie. Lacbm of attention may even reduce our focus to less than 6 seconds9
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #76 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #73 very happy to read youfr comment @Savvy Raj. Yes, this is exactly the message I aimed for. Collective power is greater if we realize that collectively new and emerging power shall come to life.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #75 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #72 thank you @Kevin Baker. Your comment mames me feel I am talking "for you"".
  13. ProducerSavvy Raj

    Savvy Raj

    15/11/2017
    Travel Trails: Part 2
    Travel Trails: Part 2Musings on the Middle East:ย  Part 2The Meet and Greets:ย  While this trip to the Middle east,ย  with my daughter was a great getaway of sorts between the work and pleasure, it undoubtedly became a fodder for thought and much reflections in those...
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    Savvy Raj
    19/11/2017 #16 Savvy Raj
    #15 Thank you @Jerry Fletcher for your generous words. You are kind my friend. .And yes, personally speaking, Bebee has been certainly a warm and welcoming place to experience and experiment with writing..
    Jerry Fletcher
    18/11/2017 #15 Jerry Fletcher
    Thank you Savvy. Your kindness and affability are clearly why you are welcomed with open arms, here on beBee and as you have shown us, in person.
    Savvy Raj
    16/11/2017 #14 Savvy Raj
    #12 @Laurent BoscheriniHonoured to read your generous words to my travelogue ... I simply wanted to put down my thoughts in gratitude to the people and places that made them lovely memories.
    Savvy Raj
    16/11/2017 #13 Savvy Raj
    #10 Thank you @Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA nice to know so and yes I did get a chance to visit Abu Dhabi as well although it was a short trip. Appreciate your kind comments to my travel musings .
    Laurent Boscherini
    15/11/2017 #12 Anonymous
    Thank you @Savvy Raj for sharing your amazing journey to express how intercultural experiences give people perspectives. Your beautiful prism shape our thinking to be more accurately and understand the world in its diversity.
    Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    15/11/2017 #10 Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    Nice article @Savvy Raj..the pic with the teapot is very cool! And indeed vegan habits must keep one young :)

    Did you get to Abu Dhabi by the way...? Lovely city and totally different experience from Dubai
    Savvy Raj
    15/11/2017 #9 Savvy Raj
    #6Thank you @Mohammed A. Jawad for your eloquent appreciation.
    Savvy Raj
    15/11/2017 #8 Savvy Raj
    #5Yes they do dont they? @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeThank you for your ever kind mention in support. And yes am sure your years in the UAE must have many stories yet untold .
    Savvy Raj
    15/11/2017 #7 Savvy Raj
    #4 You said it all my dear ... the feeling is totally likewise ! Thank you for your kindness and warmth ...A cherished memory until we meet again .๐Ÿ˜Š
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    15/11/2017 #6 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Memories of merriment so beautifully expressed!
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/11/2017 #5 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Real time meet and greets hold their own a bag of surprises and treats in tow".
    The beauty is not only in the correctness of what you wrote @Savvy Raj but also for the gratitude you show for others. I lived in the UAE and your descrilption of people of hearts is spot on. Congratulations for meeting with Fatima. I imagine her great personality.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    15/11/2017 #4 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    Awww @Savvy Raj you look prettier in the picture, we must have taken like 20 selfies before you left LOL. Staying vegetarian has its perks guys an elixir to stay beautiful forever. But this meeting was so fulfilling and we both left satisfied lighting a candle to an everlasting friendship. Not sure if I felt like this about meeting another person in a very long time.
    Your sincerity, kind heart, and your poetry have told us so much about you and meeting you in flesh have validated the same. Your gentleness, the pace at which you talk like me LOL, all these things were the instant glue to make us feel so comfortable. I will hold on to this golden memory as I know we shall meet again soon. Thank you for the generous words about me. I am blessed to know you all and learn from you each day! Thank you Savvy :)
    Savvy Raj
    15/11/2017 #2 Savvy Raj
    #1 It is truly my pleasure to post this one ...thanks so much for appreciating
    @Randall Burns
    Randall Burns
    15/11/2017 #1 Randall Burns
    Great post, wonderful pictures @Savvy Raj, Thanks for sharing!
  14. ProducerPhil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    14/11/2017
    Artificial Un-intelligence
    Artificial Un-intelligence ALL THE TALK ABOUT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE APPEARS TO BE JUST THAT, TALK... A recent article in Forbes loudly purported to provide us with "10 Powerful Examples Of Artificial Intelligence In Use Today". Unfortunately, not one of the examples cited...
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    20/11/2017 #65 Phil Friedman
    #64 Yes, @Praveen Raj Gullepalli, your summary is succinct and right on point. Thank you for joining the conversation. And for the kind words. Cheers!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    20/11/2017 #64 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Well demystified dear Phil!

    Good to come back to something as astute as ever, coming from you :)

    If one were to wipe away the hype in buzz marketing, one is usually left with tripe ;)

    Programmed Response and Interactive machines cannot be really termed 'intelligent', even if they can beat you at chess.

    Automation can certainly make life easier, never any doubt about that; but it can never replace human intelligence that is the end result of the organic synergy of our Five Senses.

    The human brain / body is the finest and most magnificent creation ever. We should instead explore ways of realising and deploying its fullest potential.

    But businesses are more interested in profit...not prophets or people :)
    Phil Friedman
    20/11/2017 #63 Phil Friedman
    #61 Yes, @Milos Djukic, that is the point, isn't it? There is a huge amount that we still don't understand about human neural networks and critical thinking, especially about the multi-value logics they appear to employ and the "intuitive" leaps they can make as they work through questions and problems. But one thing is certain -- at least to my mind -- and that is intelligence does not proceed by way of sorting through a two-value (binary) decision tree that analyzes all the known possibilities drawn from a completely empirically accumulated data set. You and I have discussed science and the sci-business before, but it bears repeating, I think, that currently, the picture of AI that is promoted is the creation of the Profits of Artificial Intelligence. Thank you for joining the conversation. Cheers!
    Milos Djukic
    20/11/2017 #62 Anonymous
    A potion for the final and
    I nstantaneous "equilibrium".
    Milos Djukic
    20/11/2017 #61 Anonymous
    Machines will never learn about critical thinking, so they are permanently ejected from the club of thinkers. Fortunately, those who program them are also not aware of that human skill. Algorithms are too focused on finding out every possible solution, while questions and dilemmas are what matters most. AI - "After It". Thanks for this one @Phil Friedman. And they are also more like muzak.
    Phil Friedman
    20/11/2017 #60 Phil Friedman
    #58 Yes, there are serious dangers associated with military bots -- and not just to "enemy" forces. My point, though, is that an auto-firing bot is not an example of Artificial Intelligence. The auto-firing bot could even be self-learning and self-improving. It could grow its database of actions and results and analyze and determine the best adjustments to future actions based on the successes or failures it records. But that form of machine learning is NOT intelligence in any reasonable sense of the term. Thanks for reading and commenting, Pamela. Cheers!
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    19/11/2017 #59 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    Oh, and I know light years is a measure of distance, not time...in other words, science has far to travel before they can match the beautiful intricacy of the human mind.
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    19/11/2017 #58 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    Don't know what I enjoyed more, the post or the comments. And @Wayne Yoshida, I noticed the cone to head first thing, it's what caught my eye and I just had to open the post :-)
    The gang is having fun with this one Phil. I'm with you, maybe one day, light years away. The comment on military bots was a bit unnerving...Wow, that's friendly fire waiting to happen.
    Phil Friedman
    18/11/2017 #57 Phil Friedman
    #56 Not many, I'd venture to say, @Wayne Yoshida. I cobbled it up in memory of a rather un-PC joke we used to act out as children. Cheers!
    Wayne Yoshida
    18/11/2017 #56 Wayne Yoshida
    #55 Exactly.

    BTW -- I wonder how many people recognize the ice cream cone on the forehead thing?
    Phil Friedman
    17/11/2017 #55 Phil Friedman
    Good points all, @Wayne Yoshida, I keep thinking of the quote from Pogo uttered along the shore of Lake Okeefenokee, "We have met the enemy and he is ... us. Like you, my major concern is that we'll buy all the BS spun the Prophets (or Profits) of AI, and ignore the hard fact that the little Wizards of Oz, the code engineers build their own values and biases into the machine programming and will then tell us the results have to be right because... "the computer says so."

    Like the manned space travel program, AI is over-represented and over-sold because otherwise the number and value of resources devoted to its development would not be tolerated. How expensive is, for example, Alexa per unit interaction versus a calendar hanging on the wall where you write down your appointments and reminders?

    "Alexa, what do I have scheduled today?"
    "Well, Boss, you have a lunch meeting with Donald Duck today, then a dental appointment at 3:00."

    Wow, that was worth it wasn't. And the conversation was so freakin' intelligent, wasn't it? Oh wait, Alexa can study my music selections and self-learn to lay my favorites automatically for me in the mornings while I drink my from the auto-brewer Alexa (he/she?) turned on at 6:00 am. Now ain't that an intelligent hoot. Well, if we think the parlor tricks are examples of intelligence, then we're all a lot more un-intelligent than most of us will admit. Thanks for joining the conversation.
    Wayne Yoshida
    17/11/2017 #54 Wayne Yoshida
    Thanks @Phil Friedman - the sad part of this trend is the un-intelligent public that are eating this stuff up. How are consumers and users going to control programmer bias (intentional for the profit prophets)?

    I believe this is the real issue, regardless of how intelligent or un-intelligent these systems become.

    I want control. Heck, I don't do grocery shopping online since I am particular about picking banana ripeness.

    Any self-driving car will have to decide:
    Move the car to the left to avoid hitting the pedestrian - or move the car to the right to avoid vehicle damage?

    Is this what we want? Giving control to someone or something else?

    All this AI business reminds me of many science fiction stories -- and the warnings of what might happen.

    Including this old Star Trek episode, "The Ultimate Computer"

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ultimate_Computer
    Phil Friedman
    17/11/2017 #53 Phil Friedman
    #52 The material you cite, Bengt, illustrates, I believe, my contention that the Prophets (or Profits) of AI work hard to hijack the term "Intelligence". For example, you quote Stuart Russell as saying, "The manufacture and use of autonomous weapons, such as drones, tanks, and automated machine guns, would be devastating for human security and freedom, and the window to halt their development is closing fast, Russell warned." I suggest to you that so-called autonomous weapons are not autonomous at all. They may be programmed to acquire targets according to certain parameters and to destroy those targets without further control being exercised, but they do not judge what actions to perform in light of accepted objectives or goals.-- which latter involves true intelligence.

    Drones may be remotely operated or even self-guided, but that does not make them intelligent. I've mounted an argument to explain why I believe such machines, even if self-learning and self-correcting, are NOT intelligent. You are, of course, entitled to your opinion, but simply making the counter statement that certain war machines are intelligent, without explaining why you say that, doesn't really address my point. Thank you for reading and commenting. Cheers!
    Bengt Hahlin
    16/11/2017 #52 Bengt Hahlin
    Well, one aspect of AI that is not very much discussed is its use in the military. Killer AI robots now exist and the bulk of these technological developments are military funded in UK, China, Israel, Russia, and the United States. Although, fully autonomous weapons systems have not yet been deployed on the battlefield, but they are integrated in some of the existing systems and can be โ€œturned onโ€ at any time.

    This video shows some of the existing capabilities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CO6M2HsoIA

    Stuart Russell, a world leading AI researcher at the University of California in Berkeley, said: โ€œThe manufacture and use of autonomous weapons, such as drones, tanks and automated machine guns, would be devastating for human security and freedom, and the window to halt their development is closing fast, Russell warned. The technology illustrated in the film is simply an integration of existing capabilities. It is not science fiction. In fact, it is easier to achieve than self-driving cars, which require far higher standards of performance.โ€

    In August this year, more than 116 of the worldโ€™s leading robotics and AI pioneers from 26 countries called on the UN to ban the development and use of killer robots.

    The open letter here: https://futureoflife.org/autonomous-weapons-open-letter-2017/
    Phil Friedman
    15/11/2017 #51 Phil Friedman
    #50 Of course, Cyndi, the Prophets of AI will tell you that the right machine-generated words spoken by the best machine-generated voice can convey "love and compassion" just as well as a human being, if coupled with a machine-learning program that gathers empirical data on the responses of the dying to the ministrations of the "Dying Support Bot" (Ida). Assuming they actually believe that and are not just spoofing (or maybe punking) us, they can only believe such because their primary mode of connection is digital. For, as I think you and I will for a change agree, nothing substitutes for non-verbal physical contact, person to person or even human person to animal person. My hope for the future is that we reject the false claims of the Profits [sic] of AI.
    Cyndi wilkins
    15/11/2017 #50 Cyndi wilkins
    #49 Yes...that was somehow the claim too...that they were developing a program to help such patients with their feelings of 'loneliness' in the dying process. That is what palliative caregivers are for...people are being replaced by machines every day...but there is no computer program for love and compassion.
    Phil Friedman
    15/11/2017 #49 Phil Friedman
    #48 If reported accurately, it is the brainchild of some Prophets of AI chasing the Profits of AI. Concurrent with such developments is the push to โ€œhumanizeโ€ the machine-generated voices and name the programs in order to advance the illusion they are somewhat sentient and our โ€œfriendsโ€. If you donโ€™t believe me, just ask Siri or Alexa.
    Cyndi wilkins
    15/11/2017 #48 Cyndi wilkins
    #19 "No woman (in her right mind) would invent a stupid thing that destroyed industries, livelihoods and communities all under the guise of grand progress."

    Rock on @Charlene Norman...great comment on a great post;-)

    @Phil Friedman...I read an article recently about such AI being developed for use in 'end of life' care for patients without family members helping to deal with the difficult decision making process of having one's affairs in order as the are struggling with the emotional impact of impending death. Can't wrap my head around around that one. Seems we just keep getting further and further away from our humanity...
    Phil Friedman
    15/11/2017 #47 Phil Friedman
    #46 Thanks for the kind words, @Jim Murray. I think, though, a large part of the credit for the high level of the discussion here belongs to the commenters. And I agree with you, BTW, that engagement emerges spontaneously when you speak your mind, authentically and without guile. It also helps, I think, not to take oneself too seriously. But then you already know that. Cheers!
    Jim Murray
    15/11/2017 #46 Jim Murray
    This is really a good object lesson for people trying to increase their engagement....Write about something meaningful. Write it like you mean it. No compromises or other forms of intellectual fraud. And lo and behold the people, and their considered opinions, will burst forth. Thanks, Professor Phil.
  15. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    13/11/2017
     Out Of My Head
    Out Of My HeadThe familiar message from the cabin crew outlining the descent protocol had just been rolled out by one of the senior flight attendants. All seat belts were fasten and most tablets were back in neutral position.Tracey Higgins was one of those...
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    Pascal Derrien
    16/11/2017 #22 Pascal Derrien
    #21 ah @Paul Walters since you are asking let me share with you my most guarded secret....are you ready? Find a comfie sofa, lie down in your favourite sleeping position, close your eyes et voila :-)
    Paul Walters
    16/11/2017 #21 Paul Walters
    @Pascal Derrien Now here is a wonderful short story brilliantly told!! And, you wrote it while asleep you lucky bugger...prey tell, what is the formula?
    Ken Boddie
    15/11/2017 #20 Ken Boddie
    #19 My Scottish upbringing taints my choice of travel status, Pascal, as does the frugal confinement of my expense account. But, there again, my wallet houses a complete family of moths, who seem reticent to leave its shelter on the very odd occasion when I open it.
    Your sincerely
    Scrooge McBoddie
    Pascal Derrien
    15/11/2017 #19 Pascal Derrien
    #18 :-) :-) I see you are used to travel in economy :-) @Ken Boddie I probably had a 1st class deluxe mind wandering :-)
    Ken Boddie
    15/11/2017 #18 Ken Boddie
    This may have been your dream, Pascal, but it's my worst nightmare. Here I am in my usual aisle seat, with my weight-challenged neighbour (to my right) spilling onto my flank, the kid behind constantly kicking the back of my seat (just about kidney level), with parents who obviously couldn't give a strangled Mars bar about his behaviour, the guy in front who insists on reclining his seat into my face, and bruises on my left elbow from, first the food trolly, then the drinks trolley, then the "let's pick up your rubbish" trolley, since my well rounded neighbour has forced me to lean into the aisle in order to avoid contact with his sweat saturated shirt. At least I have only an hour and a half to go before I can thankfully exit from this sardine can of communal confinement onto the air bridge of Gate 22 at Brisbane Domestic Terminal. The prospect of 6 months cocooned inside a "come fly me" steel cigar, with little prospect of escape, constant airline food, no showers, and, heaven forbid, no wifi, would drive me to strap on a parachute and head for the nearest exit, either with or without "arm doors" and with or without "cross check". For god's sake wake me up too! ๐Ÿ˜ฐ
    Pascal Derrien
    14/11/2017 #17 Pascal Derrien
    @David B. Grinberg with only one eye open I picked the wrong name in relation to comment #16 so this one was for you and sorry Charles (long time no see by the way :-) )
    Pascal Derrien
    14/11/2017 #16 Pascal Derrien
    #12 thanks @Charles David Upchurch it makes sense Sir now & this does prompt me to think that I actually make more sense when I sleep..... back to bed now :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    14/11/2017 #15 Pascal Derrien
    #13 thanks @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher, would you happen to remember the title of that movie by any chance ? I also realize quite a few of my posts have been somewhat related to that recently, yes I would like to see @David B. Grinberg dressed up as a budhist monk can somebody make my dream come true ? :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    14/11/2017 #14 Pascal Derrien
    #11 thanks @Joanne Gardocki yeah why did I have to wake up when it got interesting :-)
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    14/11/2017 #13 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    What a dream @Pascal Derrien! I remember watching a movie a few years ago about people who were being held on an airplane with the belief that the world had been exterminated and if they left the plane, they would die. There was much more to it than I can recall and much more graphic but this reminded me just a bit of that creepy movie.

    I like @David B. Grinberg 's dream assessment. He could be right about feeling trapped. David, I honestly believe we are not the only species occupying this Universe or even universes we have yet to explore, since do know there is more than one. They could be light years ahead of us (as in 1000's of years). Sometimes I'd like to believe that's where we go when we pass only to begin a new life with those we lost- a life that is without sadness (progression) and so advanced, we can't even begin to imagine. ;-)
    David B. Grinberg
    14/11/2017 #12 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you for sharing such a creative blogging buzz, Pascal. I think your dream is telling in the sense that we are all "trapped" -- so to speak -- by modern technology in the fast evolving 21st century mobile, digital and virtual Information Age.
    All this new high-tech has taken over our collective lives and basically dictates much of our action, which appears to be the trend in the foreseeable future. Thus, it stands to reason that those who are trapped from these outside forces of technology are the ones who are truly free. Does this make any sense? If so, who's ready to join me in Tibet and become a Buddhist monk?
    Lastly, being a space enthusiast, I also like the alien theory!
    Joanne Gardocki
    14/11/2017 #11 Joanne Gardocki
    What an interesting dream. Must be disconcerting, @Pascal Derrien. Thank you for sharing a bit of the "Twilight Zone."
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    13/11/2017 #10 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    #9 I've had some crazy dreams with some being very realistic, and yet others are "out there". I've also had recurring dreams, which I've read can be due to unresolved problems yet they don't make a lick of sense. Oh, and the ones in technicolor but the colors don't make sense!
    Pascal Derrien
    13/11/2017 #9 Pascal Derrien
    #8 ah thanks @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador some say it could be a nightmare but it is funny how I remembered very clearly various stages of that dream :-)
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    13/11/2017 #8 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Up, up and away today and who knows about tomorrow. Thought-provoking dream, @Pascal Derrien.
    Pascal Derrien
    13/11/2017 #7 Pascal Derrien
    #6 thanks Ali who knows where we are going to end up in my brain travels :-) :-) Get your gear ready :-)
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    13/11/2017 #6 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Any more dreama like this one @Pascal Derrien? May be next time you take us to the deep ocean
    Pascal Derrien
    13/11/2017 #4 Pascal Derrien
    #3 thanks @Debasish Majumder a bit messy and untidy at times but its mine :-)
    Debasish Majumder
    13/11/2017 #3 Debasish Majumder
    nice head you possess @Pascal Derrien! lovely share. enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.
    Pascal Derrien
    13/11/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    #1 thanks @Laurent Boscherini :-) Its a mystery .... I woke up before finding out damn!!!
  16. ProducerSamsung Rachmaninov
    Birthday Secrets: Revealed on Salma's Birthday!
    Birthday Secrets: Revealed on Salma's Birthday!Today is my birthday! I was born on a faithful XIII of November, CMXC, and now with Jupiter being positioned on my star sign of Scorpio, I am feeling lucky!My life path number XXV is significant, but there is another number LX which is revealed,...
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    Samsung Rachmaninov
    13/11/2017 #8 Samsung Rachmaninov
    #7 Thank you, Franci-Eugenia. 711 reminds me about something in the Bible I learned about.

    The Gospel of John. Chapter 8, verse 32 sums to 13. Then I learned that the Hebrew Gematria for 'John' is 698, #23.

    Adding 698+13, we get 711, which you can divide by 9 to get #79, which gives us 7!
    Samsung Rachmaninov
    13/11/2017 #6 Samsung Rachmaninov
    #1 Thank you, Pascal!
    Samsung Rachmaninov
    13/11/2017 #5 Samsung Rachmaninov
    #3 Thanks Laurent. It is one of my fav. too! Mom was born on a 21st.
    Samsung Rachmaninov
    13/11/2017 #4 Samsung Rachmaninov
    #2 Thanks, Debesh. Study the picture! Number 37 is very mystical.
    Laurent Boscherini
    13/11/2017 #3 Anonymous
    Happy Birthday ๐ŸŽ‚ @Samsung Rachmaninov! My favorite is 21๐Ÿ˜‰
    Debesh Choudhury
    13/11/2017 #2 Debesh Choudhury
    Happy Birthday @Samsung Rachmaninov.. You are curious in looking at the magic in numbers .. I like 11 and I had read another magic with date of birth, year of birth and the result is always 111, I have to search it out. Do you remember such a magic of 111 with a simple arithmetic with date and year of birth?
    Pascal Derrien
    13/11/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    oh gosh numbers are not my forte but I like #7 Happy Birthday :-)
  17. ProducerRobert Cormack

    Robert Cormack

    09/11/2017
    Why We're Follow Junkies.
    Why We're Follow Junkies.Everyone's guilty of herding and following trends. It's so much easier than actually thinking and speaking for ourselves.โ€œI donโ€™t follow trends, they follow me.โ€ Mae WestWe all know there are entire galaxies beyond our own, possibly with complete...
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    Robert Cormack
    13/11/2017 #10 Robert Cormack
    Sure, @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, nothing wrong with getting a butt-less martian to do "The Hustle."#9
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    13/11/2017 #9 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Great post, @Robert Cormack! ROFLMAO. I'm dedicating Shake, Shake, Shake Your Booty by K.C. & The Sunshine Band to the butt-less martians. https://youtu.be/l3fZuW-aJsg?t=10
    Robert Cormack
    11/11/2017 #8 Robert Cormack
    #6 The great thing about television, @Brian McKenzie, is it shows our decline. We've been on a downward trajectory since the 60s, and it amazes me how networks have survived this long. I think, when Trump concludes his presidency (4 years is max for him), he can look back with pride and say he kept the networks alive (and he'll be right!)
    Robert Cormack
    11/11/2017 #7 Robert Cormack
    I think they just want to see how far those probes go, @Cyndi wilkins#5
    Brian McKenzie
    11/11/2017 #6 Brian McKenzie
    Ugh, why is she and hers still a thing? I killed the TV ten years ago, I quit watching movies 5 years ago, the internet is the next think I kill.
    Cyndi wilkins
    11/11/2017 #5 Cyndi wilkins
    #1 #4 Maybe that is why martians are so intrigued by us and like to probe our 'butts' when they visit... LOL! Intergalactic friends with benefits;-)
    Robert Cormack
    10/11/2017 #4 Robert Cormack
    Spread the word. The butt-less are coming.#3
    Robert Cormack
    10/11/2017 #2 Robert Cormack
    Thanks @Lisa Vanderburg. I know those butt-less martians are out there. Now we just have to wait for intergalactic booty calls.#1
    Lisa Vanderburg
    10/11/2017 #1 Lisa Vanderburg
    hahaha...love the dialogue @Robert Cormack! Really enjoy the idea of butt-less Martians watching us :)
  18. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    11/11/2017
    My World In Black, White & Shades Of Grey
    My World In Black, White & Shades Of GreyA couple of weeks ago, when I was in the throes of my late October cold (happens every year whether I need it or not), the only thing I had the energy to do was sit around and surf the Internet.On Facebook, I noticed that someone had started a black...
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    Jim Murray
    14/11/2017 #9 Jim Murray
    #8 I took all these with my I phone. There doesn't seem to be a black and white setting. And even if there were I would still mess with it is a bit.
    Phil Friedman
    12/11/2017 #8 Phil Friedman
    #7 Black and White is an art medium. We see in color (most of us anyway). So to BandW-tize a color photo is, I think, artistically acceptable, IMHO. Cheers!
    Jim Murray
    12/11/2017 #7 Jim Murray
    #6 Thanks @ Phil...truth be told, these are all colour shots that I have played with. But they are all shots that i took with the intention of making them black and white. Shooting on an Iphone makes that necessary.
    Phil Friedman
    12/11/2017 #6 Phil Friedman
    I once (thankfully only once) saw a colorization of some of Ansel Adams's work. Yech! B and W is itโ€™s own medium, not a primitive precursor of color photography โ€” Kodak marketing notwithstanding. As you have amply demonstrated here, Jimbo. Thanks for sharing these. And cheers!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    12/11/2017 #5 Mohammed A. Jawad
    In the past, when photography was black and white, people cherished pictures so dearly! Now-a-days, with a tincture of colors, we all enjoy in merriment.
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    12/11/2017 #4 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    Wonderful! I always find black and white photos to be so much more interesting than colour photographs. Great work. You made the ordinary seem rather intriguing.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    12/11/2017 #3 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Black and photography is the purest form of photography. I enjoy the crispness of detail and layers of contrasts. Your collection is stunning, Jim.
    Gert Scholtz
    11/11/2017 #2 Gert Scholtz
    @Jim Murray Black and white photography is a unique art - a gallery to proud of Jim. I like the lighthouse the most; perhaps the function of it coupled with the sunshine from behind the lighthouse, all on black and white - a spectacular photo.
    Charlene Norman
    11/11/2017 #1 Charlene Norman
    Y'know, whether you have a cold or not, your inner eye, creative eye or whatever the hell you call that talent thing of yours -- that ability to capture the essence of something, never takes a sick day. And these pics prove said statement extremely well.
  19. ProducerPhil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    11/11/2017
    When Advice to Small-Business Ain't So Great
    When Advice to Small-Business Ain't So GreatSMALL-BUSINESS OWNERS NEED TO BE CAREFUL OF BAD ADVICE...In fact, all owners and operators of businesses, large and small, need to be careful of following weak or outrightly bad advice. It's just that small-business usually can't tolerate mistakes...
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    Phil Friedman
    12/11/2017 #8 Phil Friedman
    Thank you, @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, for sharing this piece. Best. Phil
    Phil Friedman
    11/11/2017 #7 Phil Friedman
    #6 True, @Gert Scholtz. I think my core point is that there is no way to spend the governments tax dollars without matching them two or three to one with your own money โ€” even if marketing or any other expense involved is, in fact, a legitimate tax dedeuction. Cheers!
    Gert Scholtz
    11/11/2017 #6 Gert Scholtz
    @Phil Friedman Your analysis is spot-on, Phil. Spending to save tax is only effective to the extent of the applicable tax rate, and to the extent the expenditure is tax deductible (in this case 25%). The remaining 75% hits the bottom line - at least initially as the extra marketing outlay may have benefits that increase profits. But this would be difficult to correlate with exactitude if the marketing spend is eg, advertising or promotional gifts (not that these donโ€™t have value). I would think that if one applies the extra marketing expenditure in the form of cash benefits/future discounts/coupons as incentive for actual purchases (provided such benefits per product is less than the mark-up per product), then the correlation between additional marketing spend and additional profit would be direct and measurable.
    Phil Friedman
    11/11/2017 #5 Phil Friedman
    #3 The short answer, Charlene, is yes, I am going to talk about that in my upcoming eBook on starting and operating a small business. In the meantime, here is a preview.

    Always keep in mind that advice is rarely if ever worth more than you pay for it. Often it is not worth what you pay for it, but almost never the other way around. I know that opinion runs counter to the Social Media ethos that touts a faith in open sharing and mutual help. Well, my experience is that Social Media is a land of virtual (mostly made up) reality, where users constantly create BS personas, backgrounds, qualifications, and purported skills. Not everyone, to be sure. Still, too many not to start out with a healthy dose of skepticism when you are seeking and/or hiring help and counsel. So, what to do?

    Do not accept self-acriptions at face value. Instead, look for letters of recommendation (not endorsements in the LInkedIn sense, which are almost all pure BS) from industry professionals and former clients who are demonstrably real and reachable for confirmation. As well, Google the person involved. If he or she has been in business for any significant period of time, there should be entries returned on a net search that confirm this. And insist on a Skype or other tele-conference, in which you can see and assess someone's facial and body language and see how they respond and explain things extemporaneously. There are never any guarantees, but these steps will eliminate all but the most adept con men. And never, ever pay more than a month or two retainer out front. Sure you can lose that, but at least in such case your damages are contained.

    Come to think of it, this is good advice for all contracting situations. Cheers!
    Charlene Norman
    11/11/2017 #3 Charlene Norman
    @Phil Friedman thanks for the heads up. I cheerfully passed along your great advice to my peeps. The bigger issue that struck me last night when I read this, and I still don't have an answer this morning is 'advice on the social media' . This is NOT about digital marketers. This is about free speech parading about as real truth. And I am frankly dumbfounded as to how to combat lies and misinformation without getting into a rant, without being seen as irrational, without being viewed as obscure. In the old days, one never bashed the competition because it was unseemly or ungentlemanly. However, I am finding it difficult lately to enter any discourse and keep it neutral and on track with real honest to god factoids. I fear I have to keep pulling out my phone or call people out on their data to prove to me they are right. And in the process am developing a reputation as a pain in the ass for not letting stupid opinions stand. Serious question. Any plans on addressing the "be careful where you get your information from' in your upcoming ebook?
    Jim Murray
    11/11/2017 #2 Jim Murray
    Digital marketers are mostly ill-informed and full of shit, They have been that way for so long they don't even know it anymore.
    Jerry Fletcher
    11/11/2017 #1 Jerry Fletcher
    Phil, couldn't agree more. One of my clients is, I believe, the top management consultant and coach in the Pacific Northwest. In his book on Succession he said, " Do not manage your business to minimize taxes. Manage it to optimize profits. Buyers want businesses with a record of growth. That way they believe they are getting a going concern and you will get a higher multiple."
  20. ProducerYogesh Sukal

    Yogesh Sukal

    11/11/2017
    Oh dear Math
    Oh dear MathOh dear Math What you have done to us Me, many & Max Planck With you for quite while And without you getting momentarily blank In the process of resolving statistical fuss Iterating, converging for alpha, beta and gamma...
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    12/11/2017 #11 Yogesh Sukal
    @Ian Weinberg I would like to connect your comment with @Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris comment that recent advances like AI, machine & deep learning which are more data driven than any governing rules. that will certainly makes little-bit wiser than today, but not sure how much that going to tweak the fundamental rules behind our current evolved math .
    Yogesh Sukal
    12/11/2017 #10 Yogesh Sukal
    Thank you @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador for reflecting on the post. @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Even you commented in mathematical language as you and math are 2 in 1. I am glad you liked it.
    Yogesh Sukal
    12/11/2017 #9 Yogesh Sukal
    #4 @Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar Then You are really blessed Irene :D
    Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    12/11/2017 #8 Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    I think there is a bit more to A.I. than just Math :-) After all, Math has been around for millennia, but A.I. came about only fairly recently...
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    12/11/2017 #7 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I haven't given much thought to math for a long time. Your poem has excellent rhythm and is very clever. Nicely done, @Yogesh Sukal.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/11/2017 #6 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Math and me were two in one. But I am not doing any math of late. Thanks @Yogesh Sukal. Loely buzz
    Pascal Derrien
    11/11/2017 #5 Pascal Derrien
    I am, I was and will forever be terrible at maths I find the maths environment way too constrained but it is great for people who excel at it seems :-)
    Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    11/11/2017 #4 Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    Dear Yogesh, mathematics and me, are incompatible ๐Ÿ˜…
    Ian Weinberg
    11/11/2017 #3 Ian Weinberg
    Great buzz @Yogesh Sukal But are we getting wiser? A piece that I wrote several years ago - "Mathematical modelling is essential in evolving and unifying any proposed physical theory. However when the symbolic representation of the physical environment becomes integrated within a mathematical language in which the language itself is governed by its own rules, a situation may arise in which the mathematics becomes an end in itself and no longer accurately reflects the extended physical environment. "
  21. ProducerAli ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    The Spontaneous Writer
    The Spontaneous WriterMy experience on beBee certainly changed me. I feel I have matured to understand the reasons why I write. I am kind of more matured now than any time before. When I have an idea that I enjoy I feel the spontaneity in writing it. I am doing this...
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    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    13/11/2017 #90 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #89 "The only way to cultivate responsible choice is to nourish the needs of your soul...". I couldn't agree more @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. This what feedback is expected to do. It is sort of ideas colliding and the product of which could be unimagined sometimes.
    Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    13/11/2017 #89 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    The goal of writing critiques (this includes comments to articles and posts), says Karen Hertsberg managing editor of the spelling software Grammarly, is to help the writer expand their potential. The best feedback is that, she says, which leaves the writer feeling theyโ€™ve had an awakening. Your comments about Sara Jacoboviciโ€™s recent response, to a post you wrote, seems as if it did just that. Her comment not only encouraged you but awakened you to new thoughts and ideas. Not to mention inspired you to write on a new - related - topic. My belief is comments to posts should encourage further conversation - even debate. Not beat other commenters down in order to quell the conversation and/or to turn it in their direction. As always, we should agree to disagree.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/11/2017 #88 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #87 I am so sorry my friend @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit. I do hope you shall recover soon. You are precious to all of us.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    11/11/2017 #87 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Spontaneity is a huge part of my natural order (being), right now it is a physical disorder (pain) that actually curbs (informs) my natural spontaneity.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    10/11/2017 #86 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #82 then please keep my dreams vivid dear @Lisa Vanderburg
    Lisa Vanderburg
    10/11/2017 #85 Lisa Vanderburg
    #65 Beautifully and intelligently said @Yolanda รvila Mรกrquez...I would expect no less from you. The conflict and confrontation is always within us too; I think that's where writing meets life within our internal battle.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    10/11/2017 #84 Lisa Vanderburg
    #59 Excellent advice from Harmonious Harvey
    Lisa Vanderburg
    10/11/2017 #83 Lisa Vanderburg
    #56 It is sheer joy to be you @Cyndi wilkins...I think it might be catching....
    'That opens the inner door to the infinite'; beautiful promise sweetheart!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    10/11/2017 #82 Lisa Vanderburg
    #54 Now that's brilliant because you often say your ideas come in your sleep! If I were to record my waking thoughts or dreams, it wouldn't be publishable :)
    So happy I made a 'hugely-important point', my friend @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee View more
    #54 Now that's brilliant because you often say your ideas come in your sleep! If I were to record my waking thoughts or dreams, it wouldn't be publishable :)
    So happy I made a 'hugely-important point', my friend @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee...I assure you, it was quite by accident! Close
    Randall Burns
    09/11/2017 #80 Randall Burns
    Agreed! @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, Great Post!
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    09/11/2017 #79 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #78 thank you @Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven. We are on the same wavelength
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    09/11/2017 #78 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    #75 Your right. When I was reading your buzz, I viewed myself working at my job, and "Just like that, have that need to write". My manner just usually begins with planted from reading or listening to audios. Then it does spontaneously grow fast like a bamboo tree.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    09/11/2017 #77 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #76 In simple words your comment @Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal brought purity in my heart. Thank you
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    09/11/2017 #76 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    I agree with you completely, @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Just like in everything else in life, giving without expecting to receive anything, doing without expecting to have anything done for us, and so and so forth. That will bring in the purity in our actions and thoughts thus reflected through our writings.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    09/11/2017 #75 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #72 Great and I enjoy the different styles with which we write @Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven. However; is not this a type of spontaneous writing "When I realize that my comment is going to be to long, I usually add a tab. I "cut and paste" what I was going to say and create a post"?
    I do appreciate your contribution to the discussions.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    09/11/2017 #74 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #71 I also answered your question on LI and I enjoyed your explanation and redirecting the question at me @James Olcott
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    09/11/2017 #73 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #70 What a lovely way to put your 'mechanism of writing". Go natural even in writing is a great way. I hope you find more rabbits along the way @James Olcott
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    09/11/2017 #72 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    I don't find myself feeling like "The Spontaneous Writer". I just love to read a lot of book and share my input. When I realize that my comment is going to be to long, I usually add a tab. I "cut and paste" what I was going to say and create a post.
    I will try to give credit to whomever gave me the spark of the idea, yet it usually wasn't spontaneous. I just love to promote other writers and sometimes it gives me ideas to write about.
    James Olcott
    09/11/2017 #71 James Olcott
    #39 And he asked me a great question! (As I expected).
  22. ProducerFederico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    El nuevo Sistema Operativo del Mundo Digital
    El nuevo Sistema Operativo del Mundo DigitalActualmente estamos inmersos en una etapa digital en la que de un dรญa para otro se cambian aspectos esenciales. Es por ello que la "adaptabilidad" de las empresas tiene que ser mรกxima.ย Artรญculo inspirado en una imagen compartida en una red social...
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    Noemi Barrazueta, MBA
    13/11/2017 #2 Noemi Barrazueta, MBA
    My friend @Milos Djukic, thank you for sharing! I didn't know you speak spanish :)

    Hablamos pronto!!! :)
    Ignacio Orna
    10/11/2017 #1 Ignacio Orna
    Las empresas que sigan acosando subliminalmente o echando a la calle a los empleados que saben mรกs que el jefe, acabarรกn desapareciendo, porque su obsoleto sistema operativo harรก ยกCrack!
  23. ProducerLada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    An Intriguing Parable of How a Small Town Cleared All Debt
    An Intriguing Parable of How a Small Town Cleared All DebtSeveral years ago I found on the Internet a funny parable about the debt cycle. Lately, I stumbled upon it again and decided to share this humorous tale.ย There are many versions differ in the name of the place where this tale and somewhat a riddle...
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    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    12/11/2017 #22 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #21 Gert, thank you for reading and commenting. I also found this tale interesting to discuss.
    We can think of this parable in several ways, and this is what makes it so intriguing. You described the way where $100 is considered as a loan or an actual short-term payment.
    But, I don't think the hoteliersโ€™ book was squared off because there was no actual $100 transaction and for that reason, all debt is not balanced out.
    I'm glad we have different opinions. :-) That makes the thread more interesting.
    Gert Scholtz
    11/11/2017 #21 Gert Scholtz
    @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic Very interesting parable Lada โ€“ thank you for posting it. To me it illustrates how money introduced into a system, even if only for a short period of time, acts as an exchange instrument and resets the system. The liquidity introduced by the visitor, has the effect of repaying and cancelling out all debts, even though nothing of tangible value was produced, and the local town economy did not grow. I refer to the liquidity introduced by the visitor, as his $100 to the hotelier could have been a loan, or an actual payment for the room which shortly after he reimbursed/refunded when the visitor did not want the room any more. Either way the effect is the same and the final balance in the hoteliersโ€™ book is squared off.
    Sara Jacobovici
    11/11/2017 #20 Sara Jacobovici
    Great share and discussion @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic. Thank you.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    11/11/2017 #19 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #14 I apologize for not commenting on time, but I'm trying to find some time between cooking, ironing and vacuum cleaning. :-)
    I would like we look at some facts a little more closely.
    A.) The hotel owner has a debt to the butcher.
    B.) The prostitute owes him the cost of the room.
    By the "borrowed" $100 bill, the hotel owner cleared his debt to the butcher, as everyone else in the circle did with the same bill changing hands. Every debtor was just passing money to their creditor.
    When the prostitute gave the hotel owner $100, it seemed that all debt cleared.
    BUT, in fact, he is out $100 because he gave the money back to the tourist and didn't actually charge the cost of the room. The fact that he owed and claimed the same amount of money is not relevant to this argument.
    Can we agree on the tricky part of the tale?
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    11/11/2017 #18 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #15 Not tainted, just "borrowed." :-))
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    11/11/2017 #17 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #13 Thanks for sharing, Debasish and @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit. Manjit, hope your hands are getting better.
    Harvey Lloyd
    11/11/2017 #16 Harvey Lloyd
    #1 I believe the story to be viable. Especially if we can start our economic viewpoint from this simple story.

    Economist all to often look at complex theory of dealing with your story here at the 320 million level. (Approx. Pop. USA). By starting from this very fundamental end we can begin to understand if we assume the pig farmer filed for bankruptcy protection and broke the chain.

    Realizing that the breakdown would stop the machine we call the economy, now enter the Federal reserve and treasury. By adding features to the story we can begin to see better how various institutions intergrated into the economy.

    For me the key is credit. From consumer to commercial and even federal debt. Understanding the debt cycle will blow your mind. Do a search on google for, โ€œMonitary Policy Documentaryโ€. There both left and right videos avaible.

    Great post and discussion starter.
    Ken Boddie
    11/11/2017 #15 Ken Boddie
    Interesting tale, Lada, but you realise that the $100 is tainted.
    'Taint the hotelier's, 'taint the butcher's, .......
    ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ
    Phil Friedman
    11/11/2017 #14 Phil Friedman
    #9 Yes, the cycle would have ended with the hotel owner having $100 in equity. But the paradoxical flavor is introduced precisely because the $100 that starts the cycle of debt retirement is borrowed and then repaid. โ€” thereby retiring all the debt without adding any real value.
    Debasish Majumder
    11/11/2017 #13 Debasish Majumder
    lovely buzz @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    11/11/2017 #12 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #8 It sounds nicer. :-)
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    11/11/2017 #11 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #6 Thank you for reading and commenting, Robert. Like your town, the small town in the tale represents a closed economy.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    11/11/2017 #10 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #5 Thanks for sharing and commenting @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I'm sure you see the paradox in this tale.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    11/11/2017 #9 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #3 Yes, all debt could have been zeroed by the residents, but it didn't. Would it be the difference for the hotel owner if he started clearing debt with earned $100?
    Brian McKenzie
    11/11/2017 #8 Brian McKenzie
    Is the difference between a Night Butterfly and a Prostitute only 100.oo ?
    Brian McKenzie
    11/11/2017 #7 Brian McKenzie
    Economies of scale do not run on production, fabrication, logistics or communication as they do on CHURN. When you finally see that, you will realize the whole grand affair is nothing more than a cheap cheesy game show.
    Robert Cormack
    10/11/2017 #6 Robert Cormack
    Cute tale, @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic, and probably not far off the mark. Since moving to a small town, I'm amazed how everyone is everyone's customer. It's a self-contained unit with a similar cycle. The next town over has the usual Walmart, Canadian Tire, Winners, etc., but we all shop locally whenever we can, especially during the warm months when we can buy fruits and vegetables. I'm not quite sure how Walmarts turn main streets in small towns into ghost towns. The locals here build loyalty with good service and reasonable prices. I guess if you don't, your customers end up at Walmart. Another parable. Thanks for the post.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    10/11/2017 #5 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Back to square 1, but but deceptively every person circulated the money and at keast showed seriousness in paying off the debt. Nice sharing @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Phil Friedman
    10/11/2017 #3 Phil Friedman
    #1 and @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic, I would say that this is not a silly story at all, but a way of understanding the nature of credit and currency. Each member of the circular chain has advanced goods or services to the "prior" member of the chain. This includes the tourist who, in effect, advances the hotel owner a loan. And when the prostitute pays her debt to the hotel owner, he has the cash to repay what was effectively a loan from the tourist. But because each member of the chain owes to someone exactly what he or she is owed by someone, it is a zero-sum game. If you listed each payable as a liability on a balance sheet for the entire group and each receivable as an asset, the balance sheet would show a zero balance. And the entire village economy should have been zeroed out prior to the arrival of the tourist and his $100 bill. Cheers!
  24. ProducerProma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    Soliloquy - Talking to the Mirror
    Soliloquy - Talking to the MirrorYour eyes seem to speak a thousand words that I understand just fine, Or do I? For it maybe my own thoughts, lost and sublime. Gone are the days when we used to be scared of the world outside, It's time for us to step out and lose ourselves in this...
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    Cyndi wilkins
    14/11/2017 #19 Cyndi wilkins
    #18 Apparently, so did I :-) Especially this...

    "It is time for you to accept everything and be happy the way you are,
    'Cause there's nothing more soothing than the peace you get when your soul is no more at war."

    Profound indeed @Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal View more
    #18 Apparently, so did I :-) Especially this...

    "It is time for you to accept everything and be happy the way you are,
    'Cause there's nothing more soothing than the peace you get when your soul is no more at war."

    Profound indeed @Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal...Have a great day! Close
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    14/11/2017 #18 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    #17 Thank you so much for your kind comment, @Cyndi wilkins! I am so happy that I could write something that you found so touching. This poem came from the bottom of my heart, I wrote it at a time when I needed to hear these words the most.
    Cyndi wilkins
    14/11/2017 #17 Cyndi wilkins
    How did I miss this exquisite poem @Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal...You brought me to tears tonight...thank you;-)
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    12/11/2017 #16 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I'm glad you shared this beautiful piece, @Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal. Your poem reflects your inner self discussing your own feelings with your inner self. The fact that you brought your poem back to life tells me your discussion was worthwhile.
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    10/11/2017 #15 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    #10 Thank you so much for your appreciation, @Laurent Boscherini!
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    10/11/2017 #14 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    #9 Thank you so much for your kind words, @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee!
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    10/11/2017 #13 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    #8 It is indeed, @Mohammed A. Jawad!
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    10/11/2017 #12 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    #7 Interestingly, @Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess, soon after I wrote this poem and read through the lines again and again, did I realize what was tormenting me. Today, I can happily say that my soul and I are both on the same page. Well, almost. :-)
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    10/11/2017 #11 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    #5 So beautifully expressed, @Harvey Lloyd. Those are the very thoughts that ran through my mind. We often suppress our fears and feelings as a way to keep at bay what the expression of the same might bring upon us. But this only pushes us farther from who we really are. And that is a rather painful feeling.

    Thank you for your comment and share!
    Laurent Boscherini
    09/11/2017 #10 Anonymous
    Thank you @Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal for sharing your beautiful poem, as a white stone in poetry hive.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    09/11/2017 #9 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I can see your wisdom through the mirror @Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    09/11/2017 #8 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Seems its search for inner self, surroundings and some solace!
    Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    09/11/2017 #7 Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    Lovely, @Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal! Is your soul "no more at war"?
    Harvey Lloyd
    09/11/2017 #6 Harvey Lloyd
    A great Thursday kick-off thought. Take a moment to reflect.
    Harvey Lloyd
    09/11/2017 #5 Harvey Lloyd
    Great thoughts as always. The mirror is a place of horror to be avoided or a place that reveals wisdom. The soul is a something we can only see our own, we can guess at others with their signals they send, but we can't know.

    If we never look upon the mirror to see who we are and grow that wisdom of self awareness we can never know another. If we do not appear before the mirror then those on the outside will reflect what they want us to reflect.

    Thanks for the words, they inspire.
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    09/11/2017 #4 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    #2 Thank you, @Pascal Derrien. I love the word soliloquy and the freedom it gives to express oneself through words, while they are immersed in soulful introspection.
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    09/11/2017 #3 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    #1 Thank you so much for your words, @Gert Scholtz!
    Pascal Derrien
    09/11/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    And right you did by sharing it ๐Ÿ˜€ The term has given authority to people to speak to themselves a great word soliloquy......
    Gert Scholtz
    09/11/2017 #1 Gert Scholtz
    @Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal Wonderful Proma. A poignant piece of poetry to start my day! Thank you.
  25. ProducerDeb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Personal and Professional
    Personal and Professional Javier ๐Ÿ beBeeย has been highlighting the development of social media sites in his recent posts.ย โ€ชhttps://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/facebook-wants-to-be-the-best-alternative-to-linkedin # via @beBeeโ€ฌTo me this is creating an interesting...
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    Jim Murray
    12/11/2017 #29 Jim Murray
    I was talking about this with my partner and she said to me that while this idea looks very good on paper (or a screen), that she has, in her experience at least, never really seen it come to fruition in any meaningful way. I would be interested in hearing about how this has actually worked for people, if indeed it has. That would be the basis for some real learning about how to make it work for yourself. I know this sounds a bit skeptical, but it's also, in as far as I can see, factual.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    12/11/2017 #28 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    beBee embraces everyone which is wonderful. My brand is my life... my life experience and who I am as an individual. It's so nice to be able to just be myself on beBee, knowing I won't be chastised or judged. It's great when you can meet others who share similar interests because you never know what it can lead to down the road. For me, even good friendships mean a lot.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    11/11/2017 #27 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #23 @beBeeEmbajada doesn't exist as far as I know. I think it's beBee Embassy in Spanish
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/11/2017 #26 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #15 Hi @Ian Weinberg I will have to catch up with your posts. My life off social media has been very busy. Great to connect again.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/11/2017 #25 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #19 Great @Savvy Raj - yes it is great to sense a connection with people through the more descriptuve personal sharing, rather than distancing ourselves with theoretical jargon.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/11/2017 #24 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #18 @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee yes and it sounds like the business you have developed is generating a wonderful model of how to create an enabling environment for people at work who also share a sense of belonging and community. Your passion and the people at @beBee are embracing this kind of new workplace culture and online culture in the social media space. It is one of your distinguishing features - play to it!
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/11/2017 #23 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #17 Thanks you @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian I will do- and I see you have started tweeting already. I appreciate your interest and connection. What is @beBeeEmbajada? Thanks I will message you about the beBee embassy.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/11/2017 #22 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #14 Dear @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador yes it is complex. It was funny the other day I was sharing a story of someone I coached who realised her boss was like her father so he triggered her behaviour as if she was a young girl trying to please her father. When we discovered this she then changed the way she interacted with him. I helped her stop triggering childhood patterns with her boss and she developed a great working relationship with him. If I had not asked her questions about behaviour that took her to her personal life she may have not discovered this great #sense sight that led to her boss being her advocate. If we had only talked about her professional work and conflict with her boss, she may have decided to change jobs, leave her workplace, or we may have done conflict resolution with both them. But none of that was necessary and we had a wonderful successful outcome as we learnt about what was going on from a whole person perspective - the personal and the professional.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/11/2017 #21 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #13 Dear @Richard Mathiason thank you for sharing. Thank you for your passion. I can sense it through your words. So great that you share yourself fully. keep on being you.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/11/2017 #20 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #11 Dear @Tausif Mundrawala I love what you write "My journey had been one of a clay which got moulded and took many shapes and forms before turning it into a real intellectual pot. " keep moulding that clay, keep it flexible and allow it to take form daily.
    Savvy Raj
    11/11/2017 #19 Savvy Raj
    This is the truth of us all....'The credibility comes from being authentic, honest, transparent and curious about a passion.

    People on BeBee are writing passionately about their personal and professional lives and both matter.
    Both are intertwined.' Great reflections in the sensing @Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee . Deeply appreciate and resonate with it .
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    10/11/2017 #18 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    business is about people and people are much more than just what they do.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    10/11/2017 #17 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    I love too! For too long we forgot that business is about people and people are much more than just what they do.

    @Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee, you may want to consider sharing this to Twitter with the hashtag #buzzBeBee so that myTweetPack.com can add it to beBee's extensive social presence.

    While I'm at it, did you want to join the @beBeeEmbassy? That's a Twitter account I created to showcase Ambassador posts. It too is powered by myTweetPack. You don't need to be a member, you just need to be an Ambassador who writes n English. Message me if you want to join. That goes for any other Ambassador too.

    hummm, it may be time to start @beBeeEmbajada
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    10/11/2017 #16 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    I love this

    Let's rejuvenate beBee more to collaborate personal and professional!

    beBee is exactly working on this ;)
    Ian Weinberg
    10/11/2017 #15 Ian Weinberg
    Indeed the thesis and the passion of my life - seeking authenticity through integration. And it is therefore not a coincidence that my more important articles (IMO) were inspired by this beBee community and published on its platform. Thanks for initiating and inspiring this very valid conversation @Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    10/11/2017 #14 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I believe personal and professional are intertwined but one should not interfere with the other.
    Richard Mathiason
    10/11/2017 #13 Richard Mathiason
    Deb,
    Thank you for this great article. Shared it for you. Trying to separate the personal and professional life is impossible and silly! I let each person that friends me on the many platforms have the choice to continue being my friend or not. I cannot really know what line I am crossing for that other person and it is not my business to know. If I post something about my business and someone takes offence then that is their choice. I am just experiencing Life to best of my ability and as it has been said; "You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you canโ€™t please all of the people all of the timeโ€. John Lydgate, later adapted by President Lincoln Thanks, again and may you have a great weekend!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    10/11/2017 #11 Tausif Mundrawala
    I couldn't resist myself commenting on this buzz. Since the day I have joined this platform I have blessed myself to do so as it has contributed a lot to the growth of me as a person. Here everyone celebrates every bee's success and everyone consoles at the time of grief. There is so much to offer to this intellectual bandwagon that an entire 24 hours won't suffice. How could I forget about those wonderful buzzes of yours on the topic of senses which many of them deprive themselves to experience it to the fullest.

    My journey had been one of a clay which got moulded and took many shapes and forms before turning it into a real intellectual pot. Am glad that you shared this buzz with us, my friend @Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    10/11/2017 #10 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #5 @Sara Jacobovici yes I agree - the complexity of needing integration and not blurring boundaries at the same time. A paradox. To me it is facing the reality of a complex life - rather than imagining we can simplify our lives by saying I walk into work and now I am wearing a professional hat and I walk into Home and now I wear my personal hat. We can take what we learn in both places and contribute that where it is needed. And we can leave behind professionalism when interacting with our family and be more intimate and personal. However, more empathy and intimacy and connection with people at work can lead to more understanding and productivity. A paradox. It is how we handle these paradoxes that is important.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    10/11/2017 #9 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #4 @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee yes splitting ourselves into 2 causes much stress and anxiety - we can not function fully when we are a half of ourselves . Limiting what we can do and who we can be.
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